All my students should watch this. Dr. Stephen Chew is a cognitive psychologist who translates what we know about how people learn, into clear, useful information for students to help them study better. This is the second in a 5-part series so be sure to watch them all, and watch them more than once.
This second video is about “deep processing” in order to achieve learning. Believe it or not, just spending a lot of time and having good intentions is not enough to help you learn effectively.
Here’s what you should do:
- minimize distractions/maximize focus
- develop accurate metacognition (you need to be able to figure out for yourself what you understand and don’t understand)
- achieve deep, appropriate level processing of critical concepts
- practice retrieval and application