Metalearning: The Essential First Step of Learning That Nobody Taught You
Metalearning is the process of figuring out how to learn a particular subject based on how knowledge is structured and organised. If learning was a building, metalearning helps you figure out how to reach the top floor—whether to take the stairs, or the elevator, or scale the walls like Spider-Man.
Antilibrary: Why What You Don’t Know is More Valuable Than What You Know
An antilibrary—the unread books in our collection—represents what we don’t know. It’s a reminder of our ignorance. It’s a delineation of the fact that even if we pursue knowledge for the next 100 years, we won’t be able to know everything there is to know. In fact, not even a tiny fraction of it.
If You Are Not Writing, You Are Not Thinking
No matter which field you belong, few exercises help clarify your thoughts better than writing. Writing is the ultimate test of whether your thoughts make sense, or are merely unstructured feelings. Writing is the best way to question your notions and opinions in order to make them stronger.
Desirable Difficulties: Why Effective Learning is Full of Mental Struggle And Frustration
The way schools teach is very archaic. It might have worked fifty years ago these days the jobs that have the most impact require us to be able to solve unexpected problems. School education has got a lot of catching up to do in that respect.