Mental models on Learning

Learning is certainly more than classrooms, teachers and right answers…. its the lifelong process of building the skills you need.  Here are the tools I used to build a learning environment.

I recently came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, which introduced me to an explanation of what I’d been doing all my business life – using the power of  applying mental tools from a wide array of disciplines and applying these to the business questions I had.

Last week I introduced tools for strategizing, this week we look at  learning.

Deliberate Practice — “How expert one becomes at a skill has more to do with the quality of how one practices (consistency and deliberateness) rather than with merely performing a skill a large number of times.”

 Dunning-Kruger Effect — “Relatively unskilled persons suffer illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is…[and] highly skilled individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.”

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Spacing Effect — “The phenomenon whereby learning is greater when studying is spread out over time, as opposed to studying the same amount of time in a single session.”

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