Monday, September 06, 2010

Good Study Habits?

Required reading for the first week back at school: Benedict Carey's Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits.

In light of recent learning theory, techniques that work include learning from larger collections of objects, breaking up study sessions into multiple tasks, learning in multiple places, spacing study sessions, and working towards a goal. Techniques that don't appear to work include studying in always the same place, learning modalities, matching teaching and study styles, and seeking out specific teaching styles. My latest article for Music Teacher's Helper looks at how you can put some of these new and not-so-new learning theories to work in the practice room.

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