I recently was diagnosed (at my age, this is really been somewhat amusing...)with ADHD. It does explain a LOT about my difficulties with doing my homework. I have developed strategies throughout my life to get through learning, and began to wonder what works and what doesn't for other people, whether normal, or dyslexic, or whatever.
What is interesting is that I am a Trivia Hound...Especially with science. I can remember all sorts of really useless stuff about science, and spew it out verbatim (like the sun is 93,000,000 miles away...the muscles of the chest in Latin...(pecto antibrachialis, pectoralus major, pectoralus minor, etc...of course, the spelling may be off)- things like that. But I can never remember my appointments unless I use magic marker on my hand, and am 60% left handed, which is a contributing factor to my migraines.
So, people, what do you do when faced with learning new stuff? What is unique to you when you are learning? What works, and what does not?
asked 11 Jul '11, 16:57
Among other things I am a scout leader. and we teach our scout with Learning by doing ,and the results are secondary its in the doing where the learning occurs. And it works for me too
answered 11 Jul '11, 21:16
I think it could be that with ADHD and Dyslexia that we may find unique ways to arrive at conclusions to problems that others just could not see. I know for me that is what happens. I see things in a different way and people say to me "I never thought of it that way!" But for me it is so natural like that answer was right there you just had to look at it from another perspective.
For example with your learning question, we can look at learning from the point of a progressive time perspective as all people have to start out from ignorance and learn to get to where they want to be.
I like looking at it from a holistic time perspective that what is being learned, being taught, and is mastered, is all the same thing it is just different in perspective. At one perspective it is unknown and is being learned, at another perspective it is well known and is being taught to someone wanting to learn it. But another perspective it is mastered it has been learned and has been applied and taught for many years.
If I shift in my brain the perspective from unknown to known from beginner to master I as well change my experience of what I am trying to learn. I think of someone that knows this subject well and think there is no separation if he knows this, I as well know it. He is using a different part of his brain than I am I just need to shift what part of my brain I am using and I have that ability and understanding.
If we think like those we want to learn from we know like those that we want to learn from.
answered 11 Jul '11, 17:54
Well for me I need to understand to learn. I am not the type to learn stuff by heart. Once I see the logic and how it all fits in together then I learn it. And this apply to all things in life even to peoples way of thinking ,way of acting, way of being ,way of feeling way and of interacting.
Can you ride a Bicycle, if so, then you can learn to do anything you want to learn, because as you know you have to learn to ride the Bicycle in a very specific way to learn to ride it by your self? So, in essence you have to learn to do things in a specific way to learn it!
answered 12 Jul '11, 06:01
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