Within the topic of Education I plan to include education tips, hints, and recommendations.

Here is my first example:

The learning methods break down into the concepts of See, Hear, and Do. I advocate using all the methods possible to get the maximum learning experience. I would compare this to keeping at least three solid points of contact at all times, while climbing a cliff face (without a rope).

See It: Watching someone else do something.

Hear it: Listening to someone describe, define, or teach a topic.

Do It:

  • Doing a task, while someone explains how it’s done or shows you how to do it.
  • Doing a task, while doing research through: books, interviewing experienced people (everyday anybodies and pros), video tutorials, and web articles.
  • Doing a task through trial and error, using experimentation: preferably scientific experimentation (logging trials, errors, and successes) and improvements.

Rote: My grandmother’s mantra was: read, recite, review, repeat. This is the rote method of learning, which depends upon *dinning the material into a person’s head until it sticks.

Critical Thinking or Meaningful Learning: Encourages students to understand concepts so that the information transfers to other situations and purposes, rather than only within a specific scenario.

Everyone has a learning method that is best for them, whether listening to someone teach, reading, copying, editing the material, or a combination of these methods.

My recommendation

If I am going to learn by rote, my mantra is: read, recite, write, review, repeat. Writing the material that I am trying to learn gives me a chance to edit the material, thus ensuring that I look up unfamiliar terms and rewrite the material in a format that makes more sense to me and allows me to better understand it. Using this editing method ensures that even rote learning is more useful to me than it would be if I stuck to traditional rote learning, because if I understand a concept it sticks with me for far longer than simply memorizing data.

Traditional Teaching: Uses “Hear It”, “See It”, and “Do It” by having the teacher instruct the students, while writing on a blackboard/white board/overhead projector, and requesting the student to take notes, then encourages the student to think about the topic by asking them questions and asking them to ask their own questions. The best teachers encourage the student to consider how a topic fits into real world situations.

  • Rote & Din: Forced learning, by constant repetition. Example: Dinning it into your head (visual graphic – imagine hitting yourself over the head with a book.
    • Note: The reality of the example would be useless. It is simply a simile or comparison. A metaphorical example does not expect you to take the example literally.