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Discussion on: Stop Memorizing! : The #1 Advice I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

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Great advice. It reminds me of a talk by Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering who also teaches a course called "Learning how to learn". In the talk, she pointed out that our education systems often focus on declarative learning, which is mostly concerned with memorising facts at a conscious level. In contrast, procedural or implicit learning is more akin to gradually building a program in your head that carries out a task expertly with almost no mental effort. The way to take advantage of procedural learning is of course to just practice and try things, rather than trying to memorise overly specific facts.

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Brenda Michelle Author

It sounds like a very insightful talk. I think especially in the tech industry procedural learning is key 🗝️👍😊