Skilled Learners do these 25 things

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Skilled learners do the following:

1. Think about their own learning
2. Ask more questions
3. Are process-oriented
4. Can often find their own way, without guidance
5. Always keep the big picture in mind
6. Frequently try new things
7. Make mistakes work for them, not against them
8. Are interested in improving their memory
9. Keep learning
10. Process the same concept in multiple ways
11. Teach others
12. Use previous learning to promote new learning
13. Can turn knowledge into competence
14. Look up answers rather than struggle to remember
15. Are good observers
16. Use testing to boost their own learning
17. Cultivate curiosity
18. Work to understand
19. Know how to live with uncertainty
20. Make knowledge their own
21. Appreciate different perspectives
22. Share what they’ve learned
23. Can explain what they know in ways that make sense to others
24. Have clear objectives
25. Gather information from a variety of sources

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Author: charuzu

I live in Sydney and interests include music, piano playing, technology, cooking, English language, public speaking, Toastmasters, Asian culture (especially Japan and Korea), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

3 thoughts on “Skilled Learners do these 25 things”

  1. This is a great list, and blog. Point 3: “Are process oriented” is a helpful perspective as increasingly i realise the journey of learning is maybe more important than the outcome

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