My boy Mr. Y’s post on learning about the big picture rather than focusing on details.
Check it out if you’re into education or general teaching.
What are these two modes of learning? Hell, what are these concepts? Whether you know it or not, you practice a little bit of both and each of them have their strengths and weakness. However, the latter is taught and applied a little too much in our everyday life that we forget to see the forest for the tress.
Look at that pretty forest!
Can’t see the forest for the trees. . .
That’s a familiar idiom isn’t it? It means that if you obsess on the details, you miss the big picture. This idiom is also a very useful way of remembering what the two modes of learning are. I will be referring to this idiom frequently throughout the the article. I will start however by tackling the trees; procedural learning.
The Two Kinds of Learning
Procedural learning is “acquisition of a skill through repeated performance and…
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