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Process Learning: The Way To Reach Excellence

Process Learning: The Way To Reach Excellence


Has anyone ever told you that you need to have a clear goal in order to achieve something or get better. According to modern learning science the opposite is true for example the best surfers are not those that train to win a prize or to be featured in a glossy magazine, but those that play with the waves everyday, because they love it. This technique argues that you get
better at something focus on the process of learning and not the outcome a
product too far away to motivate you. In a Stanford University design experiment, a pottery teacher split the class into two groups the first group focused on making as many clay pots as they wanted the second on making one single very
beautiful pot. At the end that teacher graded the pots and announce the winner, the results were clear all the best pots
came from students that made many pots not those that tried making one single
winning piece of art. To optimize process learning, set a fixed study time
in which you focus on the material for say 25 minutes a day in that time don’t try to reach a certain goal like
reading an entire chapter just learn for the exact amount of time that you set yourself then stop. Process learning will help you feel more relaxed
during your study and give you a sense of accomplishment once you are done. the very affect that you were interrupted in the middle of your practice before
reaching a milestone, keeps interest up and increases the motivation to continue
the next day. To maximize process learning watch our general learning tips. Please let us know what you think
about this learning technique by leaving a comment in the section below, for more techniques, visits on Facebook, Youtube, or at sproutsschools.com

51 thoughts on “Process Learning: The Way To Reach Excellence

  1. i think this will also help with procrastination because you don't have the pressure to complete it. i read this from barbara oakley's a mind for numbers, where she says that one of the ways to combat procrastination is to use the pomodoro technique(i think you know this) while focusing in the process. though i'm still procrastinating haha

  2. this is what i always do but people tell me that it s too chaotic… i do it anyway because i function better without having a to do list or a specific chapter to revise. It s not point for me to make a schedule: all i keep in mind is that the day shall not end without me studying for at least 30 minutes..when i do it, that depends on my mood hehe.
    If you re more on the improvising side, liking to keep options open, this method is the best for you! 🙂

  3. The best way of learning is by repetition so I agree with you that is better to study 30 min a day than 5 hours a week but generally if you want to learn sth quickly do learn everyday as much as you can and make it interesting for example as a rewarding for yourself after study for 30 min eat a bar of chocolate or whatever you like and what is important keep being focused on doing a task

  4. I need help from you guys. My exams are starting from 22nd and I haven't started studying and I'm panicking. plz tell me wat do I do now. Plz reply

  5. These videos are wonderful! And necessary reminders. Though, they tend to only image Eurocentric bodies–professionals to the children. This can be worked on and honestly hand drawn videos can go far if they do that!

  6. yes, agree. This account should be appreciated by everybody. I've never found something like this. GREAT. Keep working, man. don't give up! You had a great job.

  7. This is fantastic. I'm training to be a teacher and found this video really helpful in breaking down the theory of process learning. Amazing illustrations too!

  8. Instantly in love with your videos! Amazing stuff! I can see the presentation is helpful using scientific facts on learning. I'll be supporting you through patron donations!

  9. I actually have to disagree on something you said at the start – the first 6 seconds. "Has anyone ever told you that you need a clear goal in order to achieve something or get better" Yes, as long as it's not abstract. You gave an example like "get first place" or "make a great pot". These goals are too abstract. "What does it mean to get first place?" and "What is a beautiful pot?". Those are philosophical concepts that have no relevance to achieving them. It is scientifically proven that you will get stuck the moment something unexpected happens if you are given too much of an abstract goal. If instead of "get first place" the goal could have been "get as close as you can to this result [insert some record time or smth here]" Then people can work towards it because they know what it means. Yes, the person who loves surfing would still probably win, but the result would still be significantly higher. Tell the kids "make a pot that looks nice in your opinion" instead of generally a "beautiful pot" would also make results much better because it's tangible and the concept is automatically understood (it's basically what the kids that made many pots did just in singular quantity). Maybe you could make a video about something like that.

    Extra example:
    If you were to give people a random location in a room and tell them to go towards it in a straight line, they would do it right away. If you were to put a chair in front of them they would just go around it.
    On the other hand, if you were to give people the choice to choose themselves a random location in the room and walk towards it in a straight line they would usually take more time before starting to walk. Now if you were to put a chair in front of them, most of them would just stop.

    The first example in contrast to the second, shows that a clear goal allows for creativity in achieving it even if it means to bend the rules. The second example in contrast to the first, shows that an unclear goal would make you dwell on possible unimportant things and get completely stuck if something didn't go the way the expected it.

    A real life example correlating to this are wannabe beginner artists. If they set to be a professional artist they will usually get distracted and won't start until they have better tools, the best guide books, maybe a teacher and would waste a ton of time "finding their style" by listening/watching/reading their idols works instead of doing it. The have no idea what being a professional artist means and so they dwell on starting. After they start and they get stuck on w.e they might stay there and dwell on why and how instead of trying to do more or change directions. If they were to set on something tangible like: I want to draw a house like this guy. They would try to copy it, trace it, try doing it from imagination and lots of other things. They would get experience and get at least some result done which would propel them to move forward.

  10. I was always told to set a goal beforehand during exams nad I couldn't get up until I reached it. Then, I just studied to complete the goal not for learning it and if I set one for myself I never reached it. But this method is so much more efficient. Thank you so much

  11. Thank you Sprouts! yes its so true! the very fact of focusing on results of our efforts drives us more far from achieving success we are capable of.

  12. I had been using this technique frequently without even being aware of it. It really does keep one motivated and fastens learning 'naturally' rather than forcefully

  13. I don't really think "having a clear goal" is not a better approach. In fact, that's what the teacher does when he decide to put students to make vessels as much as possible. The point is, not to be stressed for getting the goal in a way that yo loose your joy of learning.

  14. I'm sorry, but this doesn't apply for everyone in every learning situation. The conclusion made in this video makes the assumption that the learner already has the motivation to complete the task. If there is lack of motivation a clear goal is important. This goal of course have to be split into alot of smaller ones to keep motivation at bay.

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  16. in other video in which it has given tips to motivate ourselves,it was told to ask 'why' to ourselves.but this video contradicts that fact.

  17. Thanks so much! I used to work at a private school as a
    Pre-K 3-4 teacher's assistant for about 8 years….we practiced differentiated teaching because we realized all kids don't learn the same….. some kids had to use all of their senses to learn….. very hands on and active! Lol! I had those kids mostly, and we had a BLAST💖 Lol! My question is….. Let's say these same kids are now adults…..does the differentiated learning continue into adult-hood, or is this something different? I'm a new Subscriber with lots of questions. and the mind is so fascinating. Thanks; in advance, for your response! 💖💖💖💖💖

  18. This is an amazing way and thank you for making it so well. Simple and clear! Keep going you are doing a great job

  19. I did this for a quiet time it does help you improve the process o learning
    Thank you for such a great video

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