How to learn- Meta-learning

How to learn- Meta-learning

Total Time reqd: 30-40 mins

1. Read this portion on meta learning:

Make a table with three columns; concepts, facts, and procedures. Concepts are fundamentals or core theories, facts are truthful statements you need to remember and procedures are the actions you need to take to get better at the topic. Now, research all concepts, facts, and procedures about the topic and fill them into the table after organizing them top-to-bottom by the challenge to learn it, and the level of importance (to your personal goal)

What to learn

This is part where you need to find what content to consume— collect the best resources available on the topics, these may be explainer videos or best-selling books, etc. Roughly you can see where the resources overlap in the topics they teach, emphasize  those topics. And exclude learning the parts taught that aren't important to your personal goal.

This is a very good example of the 80/20 rule, spend 20% of the time prepping for learning to have 80% of the impact!

Practicing and iterating

No skill was ever learned by just understanding theories. Put what you've learned into practice! Do smaller version practices to understand where you stand. In some topics, you could dive completely into the final expected outcome but for most skills like programming you won't be able to build your extremely complicated app just yet— you have to start small.

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2. Watch the following video by Thomas Frank

Watch from 0:46 to 8:16

3. Watch another vid

Watch from 00:46 to 5:46

4. Listen to the following episode by the Meta Learn Podcast

Check it out here

Listen from 2:00 till 24:30

5. Discuss with three of your smartest friends:

  1. Pareto Principle and the concept of metalearning
  2. Leaping through the learning plateau

6. Other resources:


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