The Promise of Habit-Based Learning

Source: Law & Liberty
by Barbara Oakley & Terrence Sejnowski

“Subconscious, habitual learning is far more common, complex, and important than we’d realized. This type of learning has been making a comeback everywhere except where it’s needed most — education. Education is a vital discipline, but something has gone awry. For example, over the past decades, the U.S. has dropped to the bottom of international rankings for developed countries in math. This decline has coincided with education reform, a shift that has emphasized understanding and downplayed practice. Could something that sounds so sensible have possibly been responsible for the drop? The science that underpins our understanding of teaching and learning can help us answer this question.” (11/21/22)