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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: We are born knowing how to learn. Watch Dr Sugata Mitra's talks on how children teach themselves how to use computers. They even taught themselves English to better understand them.

    Maybe what you are talking about is learning some kind of tricks to keep the knowledge in your head for longer?

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