A Variety of Interests is the Spice of Life
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Post No.: 0186   Furrywisepuppy says:   Fluffystealthkitten and I personally believe that it’s great to be fascinated by a wide variety of different things! Even if you have a well-defined field of expertise – understanding other subjects may help … Read More

The Dangers of a ‘Mass Media-Directed’ Education
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Post No.: 0169   Furrywisepuppy says:   To clarify – what I mean here by a ‘mass media-directed’ education is an education that’s not built upon a formal study of subjects via reputable educational institutions but merely upon snippets of … Read More

Some Tips on Solving Problems
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Post No.: 0154   Furrywisepuppy says:   When presented with a problem, too many people naturally try to push a premature solution that they had thought of, then end up defending it from all attackers and hanging onto ‘their baby’ … Read More

Working, Short-Term and Long-Term Memories
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Post No.: 0143   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Continuing from Post No.: 0128 and our exploration into the topic of memory – when learning new things, new information will compete with and potentially push out existing information when it concerns our … Read More

Recognition Memory and Recall Memory
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Post No.: 0128   Furrywisepuppy says:   Few students ever learn how to best learn – as in how to employ optimal learning techniques. So what study techniques can help us to learn more effectively and efficiently so that more … Read More

Some Things You Learn at School Go Out of Date
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Post No.: 0112   Furrywisepuppy says:   Like throughout history so far, people, maybe fifty to a hundred years in the future, might look back to today and think that our generation was strange, blind or naïve regarding many things … Read More

Keep Up or Be Left Behind as an Academic Dinosaur
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Post No.: 0077   Furrywisepuppy says:   I have studied many online courses or MOOCs so far, for personal development as well as just for curiosity and fun (I’ve participated in 6 more to date since starting this blog). Similar … Read More

Pacing and Spacing Out Your Learning Schedule
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Post No.: 0051   Furrywisepuppy says:   Cramming is not optimal (although it’s better than nothing if you’ve left it all too late! If so, use what time you have left to test your knowledge, not just read material). Cramming … Read More

Age Doesn’t Automatically Equal Experience or Knowledge
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Post No.: 0046   Furrywisepuppy says:   Age doesn’t automatically lead to experience, and experience doesn’t automatically lead to education or knowledge – the passage of time, and often even exposure, isn’t alone enough for us to learn things. Education … Read More

If You Want to Be Good at Some Thing Then Do That Specific Thing
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Post No.: 0031   Furrywisepuppy says:   We improve by knowing more and doing more (including via more repetition and practice). But there is a fallacy in believing that just because one is good at one specific task, it necessarily … Read More

We Shall Never Stop Learning
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Post No.: 0015   Furrywisepuppy says:   Wise people understand that there is so much that they do not know, and much of what they do know may turn out to be incorrect or outdated – so we should never … Read More

The Benefits of Learning Lots of ‘Useless Stuff’ at School
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Post No.: 0002   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you are an adult today and you believe you had learnt a lot of useless stuff when you were at school (e.g. algebra or plate tectonics) then this is actually a sign … Read More

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