What is a chunk?
- Compact information where my brain can easily access.
- Network of neurons used to firing together so you can think a thought or perform an action smoothly and effectively.
- Pieces of information bound together by use and meaning
What is chunking?
- mental leap to unite information through meaning
- new logical whole makes it easier to remember
- makes it easier to fit into the larger picture of what we're learning
- involve learning how to use a certain problem solving technique
How to form chunks
- Undivided focused attention
- Understanding the basics
- super glue to help hold the underlying memory traces together
- [Delibrate Practice] - gain mastery and gain bigger picture context
Chunking is use to gain expertise
- create conceptual chunks that unite scattered bits of information through meaning
- add small chunks to larger chunks
- chunking is bottom up process where practice and [Spaced Repetition] can help build and strengthen chunks
- using context, which is a top down big picture process allows me to see where what I am learning fits in
- both top down big picture and bottom up chunking processes are vital to [Gain Mastery] over material
- practice growing chunks and build a library of chunk patterns
- diffuse mode can help connect two or more chunks together
Note: Stress and emotions like anger and fear affects ability to make connections.