Learning how to learn: introduction (1).

The second semester on English Philology has just begun. It looks like there will be more fun than during the previous one. As an example, the course of creative writing and publishing in the internet may give useful knowledge and new opportunities of getting a job. A piece of novelty is an online learning curse, which every student can pass on their own. This time the topic is concentrated on learning in terms of thinking modes and influence of procrastination and sleep on it.

There are two opposite ways of thinking: focused thinking and diffuse thinking. The former is a brain mode characterizing itself by strong concentration on a problem being analysed. The brain is concentrated only on the task and does not pay attention to any distractors. It may be imagined as a narrow path which leads exactly to the goal on its end and visualised by a few brain areas active at the time. The latter is definitely something different. The primary role is played by relaxation instead of concentration. It means that the focus is not coerced but rather appears randomly among a cloud of distractors. It results in not so deep analysis of the problem as in case of focused thinking, but a set of many different ideas which are linked together in order to make a solution. The brain activates its many various areas all over it. Thus, this way of thinking may be imagined as a broad territory without any designated path, which is available for exploration. Huh, that’s enough. Let me continue the second part later…

To be continued…

Reklamy