While researching common learning techniques, we came across the learning pyramid (seen below).
The learning pyramid shows that we as humans retain more information by experiencing the information in a proactive, interactive, interesting and engaging way.
When your goal is to actually retain information about a subject long-term, as opposed to memorizing short-term for a test, we believe the best learning strategy is to experience it.
Adopting an experienced-based learning strategy is a little different than traditional passive learning techniques (ie: a teacher lecturing at you) and it does require a little more effort, imagination and creativity BUT it will take you further faster.
If you’re a self-learner trying to teach yourself a new skill, we’ve found that the first step is to make a commitment to yourself to be an active learner. You can apply further learning techniques to help you achieve your learning goals quicker.
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Spaced repetition is when you spread out your study sessions at the moments when you start to forget.
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Spacing effect is when when we study material several times spaced out over time. Spacing is the opposite of “cramming” where we try to cram a bunch of stuff into our brains in a short period of time.