After a summer break Mike and Jon return to discuss their travels in Peru, California, and Ireland, new jobs, settling into a new city and country, the American educational system, how we learn, the distinctions between skills and knowledge, how society deals with failure, life long learning, and a some recommended reading.
What we did instead of recording:
Questions if you want to learn marine biology:
How do you learn that?
What do you do?
What techniques do you use?
What materials do you use?
How do you determine how good those materials are?
Not just teaching information but teaching people how to learn information
We know how to learn skills:
1) Look at skill
2) Break it into its component parts
3) Practice those parts
4) Reintegrate them
5) Practice them together
Thinking: look at information, understand it, and break it down
Learning: retain new information, develop a new skill, understand concepts