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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 6 2013: You need a basic 'theory of truth' before you can really 'learn how to learn' but someone who has it figured out is the guy who wrote C++ primer plus, his 'basic pedogogy' (how to teach someone) is written inside the primer. It is a great beginning on how to 'learn how to learn' by Stephen Prata.

    Stephen Prata could probably teach you how to learn ANY subject if he lived long enough to write primers for everything. You should by the book and read through his sections on learning.

    Here's the link:


    Here's a quote from a review "This is the overall best C++ book for both beginner and intermediate programmers. As a self-learning student struggling to fully understand C++, i have gone through most, if not all, of the popular C++ books. My quest for the ultimate introductory and user-friendly C++ self-learning guide finally ended when i bought this one after reading several online recommendations from experienced teachers and successful C++ students."


    "The author of C++ Primer Plus introduces the basic topics, without assuming prior knowledge and this approach definitely helps you to build a solid background."

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