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I learnt french at the age of 5, and went to a french school until the age of ten when it was decided that I would be better off being back in England to finish my education. Although I would speak my mother tongue but could not read or write English. My point is that those who learn a language young and hold on to it until ten or thirteen, are unlikely to ...


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In that same vein of learning by doing, I think Edison said that the value of anything is in its use. Learning is not an abstract entity that happens in a vacuum. It's human beings learning something to improve something. That 'something' is easier to measure when you are teaching skills and knowledge, and maybe that's why (because it's easier) our current ...


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If you are a teacher or an educator, the best way to test if your students understand what they are learning is to engage them in real world projects. This might not be possible in all cases but I still can see no superior way to test. Some instances are : Mathematics? Word Problems. Computer Programming? Let them build real software and apps. Biology? ...


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I use electronic mind maps to take most of my school notes and make sense of them. They support finding connections between parts of the topic, and they make things easier to grasp and remember. There is a lot of theory behind how they work and how they should be used, but I started using them intuitively and they’ve worked great for me ever since. I use ...


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What you describe is the way I study. Except i write 'books' instead of wiki's because math is easier to write in LaTeX than html. Have a look at http://cs-syd.eu/projects.html to see the notes I've written. I think this is a great idea, especially if you publish your notes. It will force you to make sure they're neat and of high quality. Moreover teaching ...


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It has been established that you are more likely to remember things that you've written down. I know of no study which examines the productivity benefits of having a personal wiki. But the existence of several such tools does tell us that there are lots of people who like it. Try it and see if it works for you. Myself, I tried creating one but I found ...



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