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Acquiring information is not learning.
Although textooks can help, they only work when combined with practice.
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Despite having easy access to information, few people take full advantage of the opportunity we have for self-directed learning.
We still believe that in order to learn something, we need to be formally educated on it, when in fact we're able to educate ourselves.
Self-education is the core skill for the 21st century.
Our ability to respond to changes in the landscape of work and technology will be dictated by how skilled self-educators we are, how well we can take full advantage of the information available to us to grow our skillset.
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Richard Feynman understood the difference between:
He created a formula for learning that ensured h...
... is the perfect strategy for learning something new, deepening your understanding of a concept, enhancing your recall of certain ideas, or reviewing for tests.
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... the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, was recognized as someone who could clearly explain complex topics in a way that everybody—even those without degrees in the sciences—could understand.
While studying at Princeton, Feynman began recording and connecting the information he knew with the things that he either didn't know or didn't understand.
This resulted in a complete notebook of topics and subjects that he had disassembled, translated, reassembled, and written down in simple terms.
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