I’ve been absent from my keyboard for far too long now. It feels weird not to be attending my blog every now and then, but fear not my dear readers…I’m back!
A while back, a friend of mine posed a question ‘is learning learnable?’ This was my little contribution to the discussion:
With all the skills we are equipped at a young age from school, learning how to learn is perhaps the most effective and important skill to acquire to face life’s great challenges. It helps us to understand and can act as a tool so to know what to do when we don’t know what to do (if that makes any sense). It can give distinction between the ‘learners’ and the ‘knowers’. The question itself teaches that the world is full of new things and wonders and constantly changing and improving in today’s technological age. One cannot just be fed information on history, science, literature etc and expect that what he has learnt will be enough to succeed in life. The ability to consume knowledge, understand new mechanisms and inspire innovative creativity in every stage of life is essential. I think learning is learnable, but the idea of how to learn (the method) is constantly changing in regards to environments, people, time and history.
So these are some of my thoughts on ‘is learning learnable?’ Thank you.