(In which we learn that memory is messy and that biking straight uphill isn’t a good way to learn)
Memory is the foundation of learning, so let’s take a few pages to talk about how learners actually learn and remember stuff. How does all that knowledge get in there on any given day? And how do we find and retrieve it when we need it?
There’s a lot we still don’t know about the nature of memory, but we do have some ideas and models for how it works. First, we’ll look at how we pay attention and encode information into memory. Second, we’ll look at different types of memory.
Successful learning involves encoding ...