-825호, 발행일 : 2014년 9월 1일(월)-
They call it “Accelerated Learning” because you learn faster when you’re relaxed, interested, motivated, and learning in your particular Learning Style. But they should call it “Authentic Learning” because these principles are simply excellent learning methods that we?should always be employing in all of our learning. When you hear the words “Accelerated Learning” for example, do you think that if you just perform the right actions at the right times, you’ll double or triple your memory? This is only partially true. While there are some things that we can do to dramatically increase our memory, they are not tricks.
The Truth about Learning and Memory
Here is the truth about learning and memory: We can remember
(1) only?20%?of what we?read; (2) 30%?of what we?hear; (3)40%?of what we?see; (4) 50%?of what we?say; (5)60%?of what we?do; and (6) a whopping? 90%?of what we? see, hear, say,?and?do. So, the real question is, “How can we combine more of our senses to learn?”
In fact, there’s a reason why we say that?children’s brains are as absorbent as sponges. Children naturally learn in the “Accelerated Learning” style. When children learn, they are using all of their senses, relaxed and enjoying the material, and putting it to immediate use after learning it.
Unfortunately for the rest of us however, somehow in the process of growing up and becoming “educated” many of us have?come to the wrong conclusions about learning:?that it’s difficult, no fun, and entirely book-based. But if we observe children, and if we attune our minds toward learning like children, we may also find that our brains are far more capable than we’d originally thought. A Body in Motion Consider the lives of some of the most creative minds of all time, for example.?Oliver Burkeman for the Guardian writes of Tchaikovsky: “There’s no shortage of evidence to suggest that walking ? especially walking in natural settings, or just lingering amid greenery, even if you don’t actually walk much ? is associated with increased productivity and proficiency at creative tasks.” There are a number of reasons why getting up and moving around ? walking, exercising, or just getting away from your desk ? are beneficial:
(1) Bodily motion?activates different parts of your brain and enables you to use more of your brain at once or in
close correlation with what you’re learning.
(2) You have a tendency to be less distracted when your body is in motion.
(3) The greater brain activation and less distraction avails your mind to more creative thoughts and inspiration.
(4) Taking a break to get up and move allows you the opportunity to return and review what you were just learning. This helps you more quickly transfer what you’re learning into your long-term memory. Learn Faster by Doing It?More Often
In fact, most people find it difficult to fully concentrate on a task for more than about 20-30 minutes at a time. And research indicates that?we remember best what we learn at both the Beginning and the End of a learning session ? though the in-between can often become muddied.
Therefore, it just makes sense to take breaks during our learning. Not only will we activate more of our brains by getting up and walking around, but we will also create more Beginnings and more Endings in our learning sessions. This will make each session more memorable, as well as give us an opportunity to briefly review the previous session before moving on.
In fact, some of the best advice I ever received about improving yourself in a certain area was from Jim Rohn: “If you want to get better at anything, do it?more often.Don’t do it longer, do it?more often.”
So what are you waiting for? Study often, take frequent breaks, stay relaxed, and employ all your senses. Good luck in the upcoming
By Aaron Snowberger
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