28 Jan '15, 6pm

My best books of 2014- Books that established connections and patterns.-

My best books of 2014- Books that established connections and patterns.-

"When you space out practice at a task and get a little rusty between sessions, or you interleave the practice of two or more subjects, retrieval is harder and feels less productive, but the effort produces longer lasting learning and enables more versatile application of it in later settings" This isn't the only lesson to learn on how we learn. Another favorite take home message was the idea of actual learning versus the fluency effect. We tend to suck at predicting what helps us learn best, because we mistake fluency with learning. For instance, if you were to re-read a passage over and over, then we get a false sense of confidence that we know it well. Why? Because it feels really fluid in our mind. But the reality is that fluidity isn't learning. As Brown put it "Rereading and massed practice give rise to feelings of fluency that are taken to be signs of mastery, but f...

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