September 30, 2005

This week…

…has been a little different! The learning process is completely new to me but I have a really good feeling about it. I'm going to take it slowly this weekend and process my feelings about this week and plan for the next.

It's weird being sans notes. I associate learning with taking notes. Indeed, the best way of learning (for me) is to make notes. I like the distinction between 'learning' and 'learning how to learn'...

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn; the one who has learned how to adapt and change; the one who has realized that no knowledge is secure, that only the process of seeking knowledge gives a basis for security. Changingness, a reliance on process rather than upon static knowledge, is the only thing that makes any sense as a goal for education in the modern world.
Carl Rogers

The above is mercilessly ripped from the EEE website. Forgive me for not using the Harvard System :-P

Time management is the buzz-word and Iím going to take a more structured approach to it rather than just using my diary. A week planner is a fantastic idea. Saturday will be my planning day as Sunday is written off with rugby matches (and rugby planning). EEE and OLRFC are separate parts of my life at the moment. They've got their own spots in my diary which shouldn't change throughout the year so that should be sorted.

It's easy to ask lots of questions about the course and what will happen but I think that it is better for me to slow down and go with it. I feel that on this stream it is better to do that than to over-analyse at the start. So the plan for the weekend:

  • Relax (and most importantly spend some quality time with the wife)
  • Focus my mind on what is required of me for this module
  • Plan for the following week

Mental preparation is just as essential as time planning. It's important to think about what will be required so that it doesn't all come as a big surprise when you're into the time you've allocated to it.

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  1. To my honest, I really have the similar feeling with you that I was used to traditional teaching method: notes-taking, lectures, books and other materials, and hesitate to the new self-learning method. I don't know whether I could adapt to it and fall in love with it. Although it is explicit that the new way can train one to be a remarkable leader with super abilities and higher speed of response to problems, especially the one unexpected, I still a little bit worry about it. Oh, my god. What shall I do?

    04 Oct 2005, 20:19

  2. I've decided to go for it and see what happens. If its not working for me in a few months time then I will make some changes to my study methods. I'd have a go and see. Maybe if you're still finding it hard, then chat to your tutor?

    05 Oct 2005, 09:10

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