I feel more intelligent – Thanks Gilbert Ryle!
I have aways known that I am much better at learning how to do things such as speak a new language or write a computer program or solve a physical science problem than I ever am at memorizing a lot of facts or dates. As a student, I am pretty good at cramming a bunch of facts for a while and promptly forgetting them when the test is over, but while that might produce good grades, it hardly seems like intelligent behavior for lifelong learning.
I have learned this week that Ryle suggested that knowing how might be more important than knowing what. Sounds good to me!
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This is the third of my weekly reflections on Coursera/ Know Thyself by UVa Professor Mitch Green.