What do you guys think is the best way for learning?

January 5, 2011 11:05am CST
In my opinion, there are two ways, which if practiced can go a long way in enhancing one's learning. The first one is teaching that acquired piece of learning to someone else. Doing it consistently definitely helps more as it not only gives you greater command on your knowledge but also enables you to view your learning from a different perspective (that of your student). The second one is to LIVE that learning. NOTHING works more effectively. When you apply your learning, the impact is lasting to a huge extent. For example if you are learning words, it is more effective if you use them in a sentence to build an associative link with the word. Or if you have learned a new recipe, it is better if you try it in your kitchen. Application is KEY! That's the generally main purpose of learning, isn't it?
3 responses
@peavey (16155)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I agree. If a piece of information isn't put to practical use, it's all too easy to forget it or not really learn it in the first place. Once we use it, as in teaching it to someone else or do it ourselves a few times, then we've really learned it and it will stay with us better.
• Pakistan
6 Jan 11
Thanks for agreeing, Peavey. Practice makes all the difference!
@megamatt (14332)
• United States
17 Jan 11
I think learning the basics is fine out of the book. That way you can get yourself in position to learn a lot more good things. Then you need to get the experience by applying it. That way you can fine tune what you have learned and then perhaps you can improve on that. After that, you might be able to learn into a different stage of learning, teaching other people it. Then you can pick their brain for ideas to improve it and learn something new yourself. I've always thought that learning was a never ending process, a cycle that will continue to the end.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
12 Jan 11
The best way to learn is by becoming involved in the process. One should actively engage hemselves in the activity they want to learn, thus the meaning of "hands on" learning.