Learning Capability is one’s ability to learn effectively in an efficient manner. Effective learning refers to acquisition of knowledge or know-hows, retaining them and constructively apply them to achieve desired goals. While Efficient learning refers to the learning process that involves minimal wastage of resources (i.e. time, materials etc.) while increasing one’s learning pace.
Why Boost Learning Capability? Learning more within a shorter time span is increasingly important in today’s society. With the rapidly expanding pool of knowledge, evolution of business models and technology, the level of knowledge, information and the know-hows required in education and workplace has rose tremendously over the decades.
In fact, we have already observed this in today’s education system. What was previously only taught in the lower secondary level during the early 20th century, has now now been taught in upper primary. We are experiencing a shift towards knowledge base industry/society, where it is inevitable that we have to chuck more knowledge down the education ladder with time so as to let the younger generation keep up. There is just so much to absorb/learn, but it is impractical to take as much time as we want to do so.
Be it, we are seeking to learn more so as to better assimilate ourselves into the work force or society, or to fulfil our pursuit of knowledge, it is never to our disadvantage when we are able to learn more effectively and efficiently, rather it may turn out to be the best thing we have ever done in our life.
HOW TO ASSESS MY LEARNING CAPABILITY?
In hope for the students to do well, it is a common practice for educators to flood students with endless flow of assessment books and exam papers to complete. Does that really worked out well? The answer is: “DEFINITELY, NO.”
Quantity does not translate to quality, rather, in education it tends to be the complete opposite. The shear number of worksheets completed (quantity) does not entirely help students to improve, rather it is the refining of his/her cognitive approach (i.e. the thought process) while working through each of the questions that makes him/her more versatile and capable to cope with the rest of the questions (quality).
In education, a less hardline approach would be to first fine tune quality. The quality we are referring to
First, one should understand his/her own strength and weaknesses; by doing so allow us to channel our effort towards the right things, better cope with failure, open doors to new opportunities and seize potential opportunities speedily.
Putting Effort in the Right Place can make a huge difference in one’s studies. The story of the old repair man makes a great example: