The Purpose of Learning
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is knowledge?”
“Is it information?”
“Knowledge is organized and integrated information.
Knowledge is Understanding.
Having knowledge is not enough (passive knowledge). It’s important to be able to access it efficiently whenever you need it (active knowledge). Being unable to access it when you need it is as if you didn’t have it.”
“How can you access knowledge efficiently?”
“By converting it into skills.
Skills are essentially habits – persistent neural patterns.
Learning is building knowledge. (input)
Learning is converting knowledge into skills. (output)
Learning is ultimately about converting passive knowledge into active knowledge.“