To Learn Anything: The Feynman Technique

Knowing the name of something doesn’t mean you understand it. We talk in fact-deficient, obfuscating generalities to cover up our lack of understanding. How then should we go about learning? There are four simple steps to the Feynman Technique, which I’ll explain below:

Choose a Concept
Teach it to a Toddler
Identify Gaps and Go Back to The Source Material
Review and Simplify

If you’re not learning you’re standing still. So what’s the best way to learn new subjects and identify gaps in our existing knowledge?


Read also: The Secret Algorithm Behind Learning

The Difference Between Knowing the Name of Something and Knowing Something

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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