Learning Through Play
Preset concepts like the rules of arithmetic should be examined, questioned, played with and critiqued, instead of blindly following what is provided in academic books.
Too much familiarity towards the subject matter puts our mind in a black box of boundaries, and play makes us step out of the black box, into unfamiliar territory.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
When we desire a simpler life, we normally mean we want products and services to have fewer steps, fewer controls, fewer options, less to consider. But we also want all the feature...
A conceptual model is the underlying belief structure about how something works.
For example, on many computers, the process of dragging and dropping files into a folder seems simple because people already understand physical files and folders. But understanding it is only possible because of an effective conceptual model. A computer does not have files and folders and will store data in multiple places.
The complexity of a structure is all in the mind. When we want something to be simpler, we only need a better conceptual model of it.
"The total complexity of a system is a constant. If you make a user’s interaction with a system simpler, the complexity behind the scenes increases."
“Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction; magnified by attempts to satisfy it.”
For developing the habits of reading, many follow the strategy of reading 25 pages a day, which can create your interest at a starting pace of time.
But while reading, if one finds reading joyful and interesting one can jump the stipulated limit of pages, accordingly.
Memories, the vivid remembrances of our past, can be highly subjective. Most of us assume that memories are rigid and infallible, but they can never be the exact representations of the past because...
Our memories are a major component in our learning process, and all knowledge that we accumulate is stored in memory. Effective learning happens when we hook something that we learn to something already in our memory, in a meaningful context. This creates a strong learning network in our brain, giving birth to innovative connections and fresh ideas.
Being passionate and committed towards our learnings also eliminates the need to cram up stuff.