TRAINING FROM CRISPIAN
Written by Charlie Palmer on 16/01/2021

The start of a new year is the time when many of us decide to make changes or take on another challenge. Often this will involve learning something new, whether work or hobby related.  To increase our likelihood of success, a great starting point is to reflect on HOW we approach learning. We all have habits and preferences, developed over time, that will have worked for us to an extent. That is why we revert to those practices. However, recent research indicates that what many of us are used to doing, might not be the best way. 


‘Make it Stick’ – The Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel, offers some very useful pointers over its 328 pages. We have summarised some key points below.


True learning takes effort

Re-animate your learning The start of a new year is the time when many of us decide to make changes or take on another challenge. Often this will involve learning something new, whether work or hobby related. To increase our likelihood of success, a great starting point is to reflect on HOW we approach learning. We all have habits and preferences, developed over time, that will have worked for us to an extent. That is why we revert to those practices. However, recent research indicates that what many of us are used to doing, might not be the best way. 

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Make it stick! - Re-animate your learning

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