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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LEARNING HOW TO LEARN Learning facts and tips to guide you in your lifelong learning Feeling guilty of taking breaks? Feeling guilty of taking breaks? You shouldn't be! You shouldn't be! There are two dominant modes of attention There are two dominant modes of attention DID YOU KNOW? (Levitin, 2014) TASK POSITIVE NETWORK aka focused mode TASK NEGATIVE NETWORK aka diffuse mode As much as it is important to engage in tasks with focused attention, taking breaks or engaging in the day dreaming mode of our brains contribute to creativity and insight. "These two attentional networks operate like a seesaw in the brain:when one is active theother is not." (Levitin, 2014, para. 6) FOCUSED MODE TIPS:= Remove all distractions= Focus on one task at a time DIFFUSE MODE TIPS:= Take a walk outside= Listen to some music BEWARE OF ILLUSIONS OF LEARNING: BEWARE OF ILLUSIONS OF LEARNING: PASSIVE REREADINGOVERHIGHLIGHTING PAGESPROCRASINATINGNOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP (Oakley, 2014) DEVELOP BETTER STUDY HABITS RECALL RECALL After studying your reading material, try to recallas much information as you can. Research has shown that retrieval practice produces more learning, especially whencomprehension and inferential thinking are involved(Kapircke & Blunt, 2011). SPACED REPETITION SPACED REPETITION Sources:Daniel J. Levitin, (August 9, 2014), "Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain," The New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2015,from, J. D., & Blunt, J. R. (2011). Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping. Science, 331, 772-775. doi: 10.1126/science.1199327Oakely, B. (2014). 10 Rules of Good Studying Excerpted from A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra).Thalheimer, W. (2006, February). Spacing Learning Events Over Time: What the Research Says. Retrieved January 28, 2015, from After learning a material, spread out your review sessions over a span of time. You can start out by rehearsing previously learned material everyday and later on increase time intervals to every other day. This helps in retaining newly learned information (Thalheimer, 2006).
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