How to learn efficiently
Daniel Lemire, Weblog, 2015/01/02
What's interesting about this post is the suggestion that efficient learning is the opposite of what we might think it is. Lemire first outlines three reasonable principles (quoted):
- Seek the most difficult problems
- Reflect on what you have supposedly learned
- Avoid learning from a single source
This is in fact exactly what I have done most of my life (even in public school, where I frequently went well beyond the curriculum to create 'projects' devoted to any of a variety of topics). More...