Here’s my theory theory: Time + correction/adaptation/adjustment + time + FEEDBACK ( over and over )…
This leads to a faster, more effortless, learning as well as teaching method for anything.
Also: The One Thing, correct one thing that has been going wrong and the entire entity changes.
i.e. Right front foot skateboarding balance. The Front Foot I’ve discovered is the key to all of sports movements; it’s a springboard of sorts, of continual feedback. ( more examples coming. )
Feedback IMPORTANT… Everything is feedback, life itself is a system of continual Feedback… I may come up with a new name for it.
FK = or could be: Mentor, coach, teacher, video, audio, pen paper, photos, metrics, graphs, balance, audience….
Environment is the accelerant, faster or slower, depending on the environment. Assign a Design, for a Time to the environment, to create what you have on your mind.
Language learning: My hypothesis is we can cut the time down tremendously, by speaking your NATIVE language into a microphone, the computer program speaks it back in your own voice with the proper sounds for the language being acquired. In other words you are hearing your own voice sounding the language instantaneously to you. Instant feedback…
This infinite loop, of practice, correction, practice, correction, goes on.
Speaking of Learning: AI will be more successful if the robots are you speaking to you as opposed to Emily Blunt, which would be fun too.
In other words, we are more comfortable with ourselves than anyone else, and thus we trust ourselves before we trust others.
If we take my mind or your mind and reflect it back to you, it already has a built in familiarity and warmth and connection. It’s my hypothesis.
FOCUS & DIFUSE applied to my formula above is the fastest path to Learning and Teaching anything.
VISUALIZATION! I find this to be important for my self, for my kind of learning. In fact it’s something that I have not given much thought to, even though it’s been key in some of my fastest assimilation.
“Highlighting is not enough. Look at the passage then look away from the page and see it,” paraphrased from the Oakley talk below. This has been my experience as well.
I was studying my mind this evening, watching the process of learning, of transformation, of coming up with an as instantaneous shift in paradigms and I posited a potential theory theory: Time Feedback Correction Time Feedback Correction…
The torus transposed upon infinity, upon change or adaptation.
Then it became extremely apparent that Feedback is our existence and potentially the key to rapid learning.
One of the reasons I write, one of the reasons why I love particular writers, lives within this quote below.
It’s a masterful twist for students to allow themselves to summarize the thoughts of other thinkers, teachers, etc. who’ve put time into the contemplation of a particular idea and exploration.
“Dr. Vater Richard Marius the director of writing at Harvard used to say, ‘encourage your students not so much to be, you know, original thinkers, but to find their thinking in the thinking of others’.”
The greatest value you can give yourself if the ability to learn and the skill and artistic ability to teach what you’ve learned, and thus learn what you teach.