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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 4 2013: This is a very interesting question. Having worked in schools and with young people, I have a knee-jerk response but I think I should think about it more before I say anything to be conclusive....

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