Before we get into the actual activity of the personal learning environment, I thought it might be useful to take a step back and look at the act of practicing. So we’ll be spending this month looking at practice from a few different points of view.
Without getting into it too much here, practice is the means by which we internalize what we’ve learned. It is repetitious in nature, and when done correctly can enable you to master a skill to a greater proficiency more quickly than you would if you had not practiced. As we’ll learn over the month, it’s not as simple as just sitting down and doing something until it’s rote. Practice is more complicated than that.
Practice is also key to the learning process because a good practice session includes time for reflection, which is another tool that allows us to learn more quickly and proficiently. But we will discuss that more as we move through the month.
Want to get a head start? Pick something you’ve been meaning to learn and devote some part of every day to it. I’ll be asking how you did at the end of the month!