I Already Know All About It:
An Adult Sized Barrier to Learning
The consideration that a subject is already known about is a huge Barrier to Learning and mastery of any subject.
Folk who run this pretense of “already knowing about it”, routinely alter any new information they are given. They mis-identify it as being “the same as” what they “already know”, when in truth it is not.
Because of this they fail to learn, and fail to gain full understanding and application of the new knowledge.
The new information is misunderstood and misaligned with what they think they already know.
The best way to remedy this Barrier to Learning is to have the student define the word(s) in their own words, then look up the word(s) in a dictionary. Many misunderstandings and difficulties applying the new knowledge will suddenly fall away.
I help failing students by remedying the Barriers to Learning