Recently found … 01/20/2015

  • tags: learning museum art

    • There is no right way to experience a museum, of course. Some travelers enjoy touring at a clip or snapping photos of timeless masterpieces. But psychologists and philosophers such as Professor Pawelski say that if you do choose to slow down — to find a piece of art that speaks to you and observe it for minutes rather than seconds — you are more likely to connect with the art, the person with whom you’re touring the galleries, maybe even yourself, he said. Why, you just might emerge feeling refreshed and inspired rather than depleted.
  • tags: studying learning mindset

    • The way most students study makes no sense.

       

      That’s the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who’ve spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

    • 1) Don’t just re-read your notes and readings
    • 2) Ask yourself lots of questions
    • 3) Connect new information to something you already know
    • 4) Draw out the information in a visual form
    • 5) Use flashcards
    • 6) Don’t cram — space out your studying
    • 7) Teachers should space out and mix up their lessons too
    • 8) There’s no such thing as a “math person”

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