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Creativity: Divergent, Convergent, Abrasive, Etc. Study Tools. The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity. By Maria Popova “Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view… We are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.”

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning (public library) by Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor in which, among other things, he sheds light on how our species’ penchant for pattern-recognition is essential to consciousness and our entire experience of life. Communication Skills - Johari’s Window. Learning curve. A learning curve is a graphical representation of the increase of learning (vertical axis) with experience (horizontal axis).

Learning curve

Learning curve for a single subject, showing how learning improves with experience A learning curve averaged over many trials is smooth, and can be expressed as a mathematical function The term learning curve is used in two main ways: where the same task is repeated in a series of trials, or where a body of knowledge is learned over time. The first person to describe the learning curve was Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885, in the field of the psychology of learning, although the name wasn't used until 1909.[1][2] In 1936, Theodore Paul Wright described the effect of learning on production costs in the aircraft industry.[3] This form, in which unit cost is plotted against total production, is sometimes called an experience curve.

In psychology[edit] Bespoke Education. Bespoke Learning. Neuro Learning. New Memory Aids. New Learning. NewEd. EDUCATION. Other Learning. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. Formula for success in learning. If you have found this place in the vast cyberspace of the web, you are probably not the one to convince that knowledge is power, and that solutions to most problems facing humanity could be found if we were armed with more understanding of how the world works.

Formula for success in learning

While knowledge is power, information can be overpowering. An increasing proportion of the population suffers from Information Fatigue Syndrome, i.e. from stress related to being overwhelmed with an unmanageable glut of information. This text introduces you to simple steps toward managing information and toward rock-solid knowledge. No cheap miracles. Just a clear and straight approach based on facts and science. How 30 Minutes a Day Can Increase Your Intelligence. If you ask me, where humans go wrong is with their lack of patience.

How 30 Minutes a Day Can Increase Your Intelligence

That, and their recent acquired taste for instant gratification. The reality is that things take time. Richard Branson didn’t become a millionaire overnight. Madonna was not an overnight success. David Beckham was not born a superstar footballer. That said, it’s actually pretty easy to improve yourself. Because most people don’t bother. The majority of people don’t do a single thing to improve themselves. How to Ace Your Finals Without Studying.

I’ve never been that keen on studying before an exam.

How to Ace Your Finals Without Studying

I rarely study for more than a half hour, even for big final exams worth more than half my grade. When I do study, I usually just skim over the material and do a few practice questions. For some of my math classes I have yet to do a single practice question for homework. Most people study by cramming in as much information before walking into the test room, whereas I consider studying to be no more than a light stretch before running. Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits. Buzzword: Micro-learning. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. It doesn’t exist. But having got that out of the way, it is worth looking at these ideas to see if there’s anything we, as learning professionals, can learn from them.

Challenge Based Learning - Browse Challenges. Praise versus Encouragement. Most of us believe that we need to praise our children more.

Praise versus Encouragement

However, there is some controversy regarding this point. If we always reward a child with praise after a task is completed, then the child comes to expect it. However, if praise is not forthcoming, then its absence may be interpreted by the child as failure. Top 10 skills children learn from the arts. Nassim N. Taleb Home & Professional Page. Taxonomy of the Logical Fallacies. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Crap detection, Evaluate. Critical thinking web. We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking skills.

Critical thinking web

They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license. More info We are currently updating the website. Maintained by Joe Lau, Philosophy Department, University of Hong Kong. Companion textbook An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better.

The Critical Thinker Academy.