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Learning Triangle

Theory

Feedback

Experience

I learned this from Ann Rodiger, director of the Alexander Technique training program at the Balance Arts Center in New York City.

EXPERIENCE

There are no shortcuts to learning by experience. It is vital. In order to learn anything, we must be present for the experience. How did you feel? What did you try? What did you notice? What surprised or frustrated you? 

The more we are able to accumulate experience, the better. This statement is nuanced, however: without presence, intention, or awareness, we lose our ability to learn from our experience.

If I ask, "What happened here?" and you don't remember -- that is a sign that you are not present with yourself in the experience. 

FEEDBACK

Did it work? How so? We review each error and assess what worked, why, how. 

 

Feedback is a neutral term, the way the wall is feedback for my hand about where the perimeter of the room is. 

THEORY

Given the experience and the feedback we got from reviewing the process, how can you incorporate these learnings into the way you approach the next English section? The next probability question? How can you modify or refine your approach, your habits, your assumptions, your preparation based on this feedback and experience? 

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