Learning Concept Map
Learning Concept Map

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Learning Topics

Learning by Absorbing

Reading, seeing, listening, and feeling are good methods for absorbing information. However, this information does not instantly become knowledge once we have absorbed it as we have simply copied the information from one source, such as a book, to another source, our brain. To help make it part of one's knowledge base, one needs to take it through a “learning cycle,” but not necessarily in this order (similar to Kolb's Learning Styles, 1984):

For example, I once watched a program on the human face. So while absorbing was the main learning vehicle, there was still a cycle to it:


Kolb D. (1984). Experiential learning: experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.