Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong
How to really learn: Instead of rereading, highlighting, or underlining important information, ask yourself:
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There’s no research to support learning styles.
How to really learn: Match your content to the process - students should learn music by listening to music, while students should learn reading by doing more reading.
When it comes to learning a difficult subject, people often believe you should practice one thing at a time.
How to really learn: Mixing it up, however, is a better approach. In mixed learning, you get a chance to see the core idea below it.
In school, many of us were taught that if you put an answer on a test you shouldn’t change it, but we’re actually better off reconsidering. We actually need time to deliberate and reflect to understand something.
How to really learn: While facts are important, how you use them is key. To solve new problems and come up with ideas, you need analogies and systems of how things relate to each other.
Putting in a lot of hours doesn’t always mean you’ll become good at something. People tend to be blissfully unaware of their incompetence.
How to really learn: What works instead isn’t just time; it’s outside advice and input. That’s why hiring coaches and tutors is so beneficial to learning.
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Both of these study strategies are relatively ineffective. Passively reading the same text over and over again won’t do much for recall unless it’s spaced out over time.
Systematic studies of learning styles have consistently found no evidence or very weak evidence to support the idea that matching the material to a student’s learning style is more effective.
There is no conclusive evidence that people preferentially use the left or right hemisphere.
Certain functions are processed more by one region of the brain than others, and this is known as lateralization. But we all use our entire brain equally.
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The true meaning of the word 'Genius' has been lost in translation in history.
Nowadays it is referred and related to 'achievement', which was not the original meaning. Real genius...
It is a myth that genius parents have genius offspring.
There is no genius gene and genetics can be part of the mix, along with attitude, commitment, and a certain mind-set.
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Hippies may be the most famous symbol of the 1960s, but they only really became popular in the early 1970s, when their numbers and influence peaked.
One of the myths related to hippies is that they lived only in coastal cities or rural communes.
The earliest surge of hippie culture took place in coastal cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, but almost every city had a neighborhood or public place where hippies hung out.
Many people think hippies with flowers in their hair were at the heart of the antiwar movement. However, antiwar protesters and hippies were usually two different groups.
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