Unfortunately, we weren’t taught how to learn at school. We were given homework, assignments, tests, and the like, without ever using our brain to think about what the best approach is to tackle.
I’m not talking about having the skills to take on the knowledge.
I’m talking about knowing the ‘how’ to tackle the work.
It is assumed that students will know the how. But traditional methods just don’t work.
Repetition, rote learning, are all wasted efforts in the pursuit of learning excellence.
There are better, more powerful ways to study and learn.
Learning how to learn is such a fundamental skill, once you’ve learned the basic foundation skills, you can implement it to anything you want and learn in a more efficient and effective way.
I was fortunate enough to work with Melbourne University and PWC for a year to develop a language learning framework based on these principles.
This project resulted in a simple, yet effective way of learning a language in a very short space of time.
Using first principles, detailed questioning, memory techniques and systems, as well as creative and innovative thought, we were able to develop a unique way of learning something so traditional. It just made sense. And it just worked.