Sunday, September 26, 2010

Learning is Fun

4)Learning is fun

I am absolutely baffled by this solid, concrete fact of learning. Learning something new is a fun and enjoyable experience. It needs to be presented in the right manner, at the right time, and in the right amount. Force feeding students information they are not interested in will not appeal to them. I would like to outline a couple ways learning is fun.

Learning is interesting. The problem lies in the fact that most mediums of learning are slow, cumbersome, and boring. I've already gone over how to make learning more efficient. I firmly believe if the rate of new information which is acquired is increased, the learning will proportionally be more interesting. If we keep the flow of new, unique information high, then the enjoyability of the material is maintained.

Learning is rewarding. Most people like to feel like they have accomplished something. Unfortunately, it is hard for our brains to quantify and recognize the amount of new information which has been acquired. This is where an SRS is most handy. You can see, exactly, how many new terms, definitions, and examples you have learned. Based on my own experience, this is a very rewarding way to study, and since you won't forget, it encourages you to keep learning more. Without some frame of reference to understand what you have learned, it is hard justify exactly what you invested your time in.

Sorry, nothing really all that interesting in this note. However, it was an important point which needed to be addressed.

I'll conclude everything in my next note, I promise!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think most kids would agree with this, they think video games are fun....