Study Inspiration: IB Edition

Once in a while my notes look nice. In the spirit of exam week(s) happening all over the world right now, here's some study inspiration.

Paradigm Shift: Seeing Things

The idea behind a shift of paradigm is that the growth of knowledge in any given field is not linear, but rather progresses in leaps. We often see this in learning plateaus as well - sometimes a student may feel that no matter how much effort they put into a subject, they are seeing very little improvement. But after a certain epiphany, the pieces connect, and they understand the subject matter in a clearer way. We also see this in conspiracy theories and mind-bending ideas (think: The Matrix, Inception, The Pixar Theory). For example, did you know that Neil Armstrong (Neil A.), the first man to land on the moon, backwards, is Alien? But most of all, we perceive the world in new ways when we go through periods of personal growth and by experiencing the world ourselves.

MOOC Feature: Barbara Oakley’s Learning How to Learn

The course blends techniques applicable to any facet of learning with interviews with clever and successful people (such as chess masters, memory masters, multilingalists, etc.) and examples of how these techniques can be utilized in everyday life.