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Slow Learning And The Power Of Mistakes

  • Fast and easy is a no - go when it comes to learning. Painful and uncompetitive as it may sound, slow and difficult is the proper approach to learning.
  • We want knowledge that is durable (it sticks) and flexible (it can be applied broadly).
  • ”Spacing” (leaving enough time between learning sessions around the same material) and “interleaving” (switching learning contexts frequently) are two key concepts of meaningful learning.

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  • Relying on experience from a single domain is limiting. Going from the “inside view” to the “outside view”, i.e. switching the mindset from narrow to broad, is the practice of looking outside of the surface features of a project for structurally- similar analogies.

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Modern work demands knowledge transfer and abstract thinking, things which are not being actively taught in our highly - specialized academic curriculums.

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