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When Everything Clicks | Hidden Brain : NPR Jun 2018
Frisbee coach Martin Levy is a big fan of the clicker. He uses it to train his border collies to perform complex jumps and twirls on the Frisbee field. In 2012, after successfully using a clicker to teach his other Frisbee students — the human ones — he decided to up the stakes, and test it out at his day job: as an orthopedic surgeon.
learning  practice  behavior  training  psychology  NPR 
december 2018 by pierredv
Adult Recorder Methods and Materials
An Annotated List of Recommended Publications
music  practice  recorder  learning 
november 2018 by pierredv
The No. 1 Lifelong Habit Of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule, Michael Simmons, Sep 2018
"This article shares that answer.

By the end of it, you’ll have a clear path to adopting the 5-Hour Rule (deliberately learning for at least five hours per week) and moving much closer to Buffett’s more intensive Learner’s Lifestyle (making deliberate learning your No. 1 competitive advantage and getting essentially paid to learn)."
management  productivity  self-help  learning  * 
september 2018 by pierredv
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule | Observer
"Many of these leaders, despite being extremely busy, have set aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) over their entire career for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice or learning. ... For the leaders I tracked, the five-hour rule often fell into three buckets:

reading,
reflection, and
experimentation."
productivity  learning  practice  *  reading  experimentation 
april 2017 by pierredv
Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative | The Economist
"Burning Glass Technologies, a Boston-based startup that analyses labour markets by scraping data from online job advertisements, finds that the biggest demand is for new combinations of skills—what its boss, Matt Sigelman, calls “hybrid jobs”. Coding skills, for example, are now being required well beyond the technology sector. In America, 49% of postings in the quartile of occupations with the highest pay are for jobs that frequently ask for coding skills (see chart)."
TheEconomist  learning  employment 
january 2017 by pierredv
How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong - IEEE Spectrum - Jan 2017
"These MOOC pioneers were therefore stunned when their online courses didn’t perform anything like they had expected."

"What accounts for MOOCs’ modest performance? While the technological solution they devised was novel, most MOOC innovators were unfamiliar with key trends in education. That is, they knew a lot about computers and networks, but they hadn’t really thought through how people learn."

"Indeed, most MOOC founders were unaware that a pedagogical revolution was already under way at the nation’s universities: The traditional lecture was being rejected by many scholars, practitioners, and, most tellingly, tech-savvy students. ... peer-to-peer learning, virtual teamwork, and interactive exercises ... These modes of instruction, known collectively as “active” learning, encourage student engagement, in stark contrast to passive listening in lectures."

" The three principal MOOC providers—Coursera, Udacity, and edX—wandered into a territory they thought was uninhabited. Yet it was a place that was already well occupied by accomplished practitioners who had thought deeply and productively over the last couple of decades about how students learn online."
learning  education  MOOCs  IEEE-Spectrum  Udacity  active-learning  Coursera  EdX 
january 2017 by pierredv
AutomatonRoboticsArtificial Intelligence How Google Wants to Solve Robotic Grasping by Letting Robots Learn for Themselves -- IEEE Spectrum Mar 2016
"At Google Research, a team of researchers, with help from colleagues at X, tasked a 7-DoF robot arm with picking up objects in clutter using monocular visual servoing, and used a deep convolutional neural network (CNN) to predict the outcome of the grasp. The CNN was continuously retraining itself (starting with a lot of fail but gradually getting better), and to speed the process along, Google threw 14 robots at the problem in parallel. This is completely autonomous: all the humans had to do was fill the bins with stuff and then turn the power on."
Google  robotics  automation  learning  neural-networks 
march 2016 by pierredv
Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence | Brain Pickings
"The secret to continued improvement, it turns out, isn’t the amount of time invested but the quality of that time... Instead, the factor Ericsson and other psychologists have identified as the main predictor of success is deliberate practice — persistent training to which you give your full concentration rather than just your time, often guided by a skilled expert, coach, or mentor. It’s a qualitative difference in how you pay attention, not a quantitative measure of clocking in the hours." "Goleman identifies a second necessary element: a feedback loop that allows you to spot errors as they occur and correct them, much like ballet dancers use mirrors during practice" "Additionally, the optimal kind of attention requires top-down focus." Quoting Goleman: "Ericsson finds world-class champions — whether weight-lifters, pianists, or a dog-sled team — tend to limit arduous practice to about four hours a day. "
learning  practice  cognition  ex  Brainpickings  meditation  howto  concentration  * 
january 2014 by pierredv
Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : Shots - Health News : NPR
"I think that from very early ages we [in America] see struggle as an indicator that you're just not very smart," Stigler says. "It's a sign of low ability — people who are smart don't struggle, they just naturally get it, that's our folk theory. Whereas in Asian cultures they tend to see struggle more as an opportunity." In Eastern cultures, Stigler says, it's just assumed that struggle is a predictable part of the learning process. Everyone is expected to struggle in the process of learning, and so struggling becomes a chance to show that you, the student, have what it takes emotionally to resolve the problem by persisting through that struggle.
**  meditation  struggle  npr  China  USA  learning  culture  motivation  education 
november 2012 by pierredv
Learn language faster with gestures - life - 03 January 2012 - New Scientist
"People learn a new language more easily when words are accompanied by movement."
language  learning  education  NewScientist 
february 2012 by pierredv
Learning without remembering: Brain lab goes to school - science-in-society - 27 January 2012 - New Scientist
"perceptual learning" review of work byy Philip Kellman and Joe Wise "There's nothing to forget because there's nothing to remember" - 18 year old Wynn Haimer, student at New Roads School in Santa Monica, about "perceptual learning" method
education  learning  NewScientist  quotations 
february 2012 by pierredv
Turns Out Comic Sans Is Good for Something
referencing research that hard fonts improve learning outcomes - "desirable difficulty"
via Natalia Ilyin
design  learning 
january 2011 by pierredv
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior - WSJ.com
Wonderfully opinionated piece about immigrant parenting, taking on stereotypes and having fun with them
"What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it"
family  culture  china  opinion  learning  x:wsj  *** 
january 2011 by pierredv
Mental muscle: six ways to boost your brain - life - 04 October 2010 - New Scientist
"Brain training games won't make you smarter – but a dose of blue light or an electrical shock just might "
brain  learning  meditation  music  diet  health  research  NewScientist 
december 2010 by pierredv
Secrets of greatness: Practice and hard work bring success - CNN October 30, 2006
Anders Ericsson and "deliberative practice" - source of Gladwell's 10,000 hours, it seems
Link to Ericsson via Savvy Dani
learning  psychology  productivity  meditation  *** 
july 2009 by pierredv
Neuroscience and social deprivation: I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told | The Economist
Why the children of the poor underachieve in later life:
(1) Martha Farah showed in 2006 that "the working memories of children who have been raised in poverty have smaller capacities than those of middle-class children"
(2) in this report, news of Evans and Schamberg who "have found that the reduced capacity of the memories of the poor is almost certainly the result of stress affecting the way that childish brains develop"
It seems to be stress and stress alone: "the diminution of memory in the poorer members of their study was entirely explained by stress, rather than by any more general aspect of poverty"
cognition  learning  poverty  TheEconomist 
july 2009 by pierredv
Saeed Dehnadi home page
includes link to a test which divides programming sheep from non-programming goats. "This test predicts ability to program with very high accuracy before the subjects have ever seen a program or a programming language"
programming  cognition  learning 
may 2007 by pierredv
The Frontal Cortex : Learning About Plasticity
knowing about brain plasticity makes kids smarter
learning  cognition 
february 2007 by pierredv

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