What Matters/Exploration, discovery, learning

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Exploration, discovery, learning[edit | edit source]

A visual light image of Andromeda Galaxy engages our curiosity.

There is much more out there than in here so venture out, discover new things, and continue to learn. A Buddhist proverb assures us “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. Stay ready.

Essential foundations of learning include:

In addition to these general learning skills, become expert in the domain knowledge that best enables your strengths. Explore and develop your multiple intelligences.

Adopt an engaging learning model that increases well-being.

Assignment:[edit | edit source]

  • Based on your own goals, assess your competency in each of the learning skills listed above. Perhaps you can grade yourself (A–F) for each skill.
  • Learn the skills you need to close those gaps.
  • Continue to explore, discover, and learn.
    • Ask "why" and continue asking "why" until you find coherent answers that form a coherent worldview that corresponds with reality and provides a global perspective.
  • Complete the Wikiversity course on Knowing How You Know.
  • Complete the Wikiversity course on Socratic Methods.

Suggestions for further reading:[edit | edit source]

  • Carey, Benedict (September 2014). How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens. Random House. pp. 272. ISBN 978-0812993882. 
  • Evaluate: The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  • Evaluate: Colvin, Geoff (2010). Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. Portfolio Trade. pp. 240. ISBN 978-1591842941. 
  • Evaluate: How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
  • Evaluate: Mind in the Making: The Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
  • Evaluate: From Knowledge to Wisdom: A Revolution for Science and the Humanities
  • Evaluate: Learning, Teaching and Education Research in the 21st Century: An Evolutionary Analysis of the Role of Teachers
  • Evaluate: Imagining the University, By Ronald Barnett