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Unformatted text preview: Holistic Learning How to Study Better, Understand More and Actually “Get” What You Want to Learn Scott H Young http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/ Share This! This e-book is completely free. If you like the book, share it with whoever you can. You're free to upload, print, e-mail or fax this book as much as you want to whoever you want. Here are a few ways you can help spread the word: E-mail this book as an attachment E-mail this book with a download link There are only two exceptions for using this book: You can't modify the book or file. Don't edit, change or remove pieces of this file when distributing. You can't use the book or file commercially. About the Book Holistic learning is a process for learning more effectively. The concept for holistic learning came out of several small articles I wrote beginning with a popular entry entitled, “How to Ace Your Finals Without Studying.” The main idea I presented was that some people effortlessly learn new concepts and material while others struggle. I believe that the difference between these factors is mostly due to a process called holistic learning. As many people who read the initial articles on holistic learning commented, you may notice that your own learning style closely reflects holistic learning. Holistic learning isn't a new technique or revolutionary idea. It is simply a way of explaining how smart people think! If you don't have time to read the book, here is a quick summary of what it's about: ● Holistic learning is the opposite of rote memorization. Instead of learning through force, your goal is to create webs of information that link together. ● Your goal when learning anything is to create a construct or an underlying understanding. ● Constructs are formed from models, chunks of understanding that aren't completely accurate but can be used to solve problems. ● You create webs of information, constructs and models by visceralizing, metaphor and exploring ● Holistic learning works with highly conceptual information where there is an underlying system. It doesn't work well with arbitrary information or skills. Table of Contents 5 A Quiz and a Contest 8 Holistic Learning: Introduction 10 Holistic Learning VS Rote Memorization 11 Creating a Construct 13 Start With a Model 15 How to Learn Holistically 16 Method One: Visceralization 18 Method Two: Metaphor 20 Method Three: Explore 22 Criticisms of Holistic Learning 24 Summary 26 Continuing With Holistic Learning It’s already noon and I’m getting that gnawing feeling in my stomach like a small child making demands in a toy store. I tell myself it’s lunchtime and that seems to satiate me as if I just told the kid he might have the toy if he just shuts up for a bit. The intercom interrupts me and calls me down to the office. What now?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course STUDY HALL Sudying 10 taught by Professor Spikes during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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