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Is it possible to learn how to learn, and if so, how?

During my educational days I was never actually taught how to learn, obviously this is a bit of a catch 22 question, but after reading books that teach tricks of the memory, and with a higher understanding of how the brain works, would it not be possible to teach people how to learn thereby giving an autonomy to the student, who may then go out and specify their own curriculum?

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    Jul 3 2013: I am still learning. I just read LOTS of books by myself. I never like the whole idea of needing an external incentive, and a time limit, to learn something which interests me. It makes it harder to enjoy it (or in other words it makes it harder to get into a state of "Flow", where I can enjoy the challenge).
    I mean you need to give students purpose if you want them to try and master whatever they are trying to learn (as well as autonomy).

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