What does Meta-Learning do?

    What does Meta-Learning do?
    Q. What strategy do 98% of us apply when seeing a word that is Greek to us?
    A. Ignore it or try to block it out.
    Q. Meta-Learning has something to do with learning, but what exactly?
    A. It is one-step higher than ordinary learning and means Learning-About-Learning.
    Q. How vital to your career is being your own teacher (autodidact)?
    A. Meta is from Latin meaning after, along-with, and beyond. It is a way of showing how we can take control of our own learning.

    Q. Who cares?
    A. We live in the Knowledge Economy and like it or not - you will be involved in learning new information throughout your life. You taught yourself how to use the computer, surf-the-web, use a cell phone, and how to burn disks. You can even get your cash out of an ATM. You are already an autodidactic (self-taught) learner.
    Q. Are you aware the average college graduate will have five career (not job) changes in their working life?
    A. If you begin to own the skill of meta-learning, also called meta-cognition, you will develop the knowledge, understanding and impact of self-regulation to survive and thrive in our Information-Culture?

    Q. Ever be in the mood NOT to learn and had it forced down your throat?
    A. At School of course, and those never ending rounds of mandatory company meetings.
    Q. Who is in charge of your mental attitude, state-of-mind and emotional intelligence?
    A. No one can make you learn, it is a conscious-emotional decision every time. The first level of understanding learning is self-motivation.
    Q. Do you consciously ask yourself what-is-in-it-for-me? before you give your brain permission to offer up the feelings leading to learning and memory?.
    A. All conscious learning requires the involvement of your power hormone and pleasure neurotransmitter. Adrenaline drives learning and dopamine rewards us for the behaviour. Without an emotional surge and a reward path, your brain stays dormant.

    Q. Do know the two secrets of memory?
    A. This knowledge is critical because learning is 50% understanding (comprehension) and 50% encoding and decoding for long term memory.
    Q. Can you consciously construct mental visualisations in your mind’s eye?
    It is part of your brain structure and how your mind functions. Try it now.
    Imagine a elephant with zebra stripes and the name Dumbo painted across her wide forehead.
    A. Easy, right?

    The other essence of memory is called Association (linking). It enables us to link new information we choose to remember with elements of filed-away old knowledge. We code new knowledge and link it with what we already have filed away.
    Your brain thinks by using mental pictures and codes new information by linking it to what you already comprehend. Use your instinctive curiosity to discover the specifics of how to develop this skill.
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    Master learners pay attention, have clarity, (precise language) focus (awareness) and balance (karma and dharma) and use their volition (will power) to stay targeted when they are in a knowledge mode. The average student and executive (life has continuity) will choose Instant Gratification over a greater reward based on Delayed Gratification.
    Meta-learning suggests pre-planning of new ideas. Directed Attention, Selective Attention (key ideas), Self-Monitoring and Self-Evaluation are required.
    There are specific strategies and skills to being a strong learner. It is not just for school but for a lifetime of success of internalising knowledge.
    We suggest you begin with contact us at to explore just how far you can take this thing. Let your intuition lead you to fulfil your dreams.

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