Ideas about learning for non-academia

[From Chris Kitzke 960222.1000 EST]

ref: (Kent McClelland 960218.2040 CST)

Kent, here is my effort, for what it is worth. Thouhgt that my being
somewhat a neophyte, you might appreciate some of the

Ideas about Learning

1. When we succeed in getting what we want, we remember what we did for
future attempts at doing it again.
2. We draw on our store of memories for where we draw the line on how far we
will go and what we will accept on a particular issue.
3. Success in getting what we want improves our ability to control by
providing memories to use as reference standards. This is the first type of
learning--by practice or experience.
4. When we fail to get what we want, we have three options:
        Try harder.
        Change the goal.
        Quit and try something else.
5. If neither trying harder nor giving up solves the problem, and the problem
can't be avoided, then only one other option is available: look at the
problem differently, or ignore it.
6. The efforts taken to get what you want is a random process. We keep
trying anything until something works. When something works, we stop right
there, and that becomes our new mode of operation.
7. Solving problems is always a creative process. We find new ways of doing
things by piecing together the facts as we see them and use our knowledge and
experience to come up with the best way we know to solve the problem.
8. If we have the wrong information or take the wrong advice or don't have
the proper experience, we will fail, and learn from that.
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10. Because we all do things different ways and look at issues from different
perspectives we must realize and respect the fact that everyone else does
too. Every brain is unique, and every person sees the world differently.
11. Emotions are part of learning. Mistakes feel bad and finding a way to
succeed feels good.
12. Ultimately, we learn more from our successes than our mistakes. We learn
from errors by correcting them.