Connecting new information with what you already know will enhance your learning. A great way to do this is by organizing the information in any way that makes sense to you – this will link it to a larger context and help you retain the information better.
So what does this mean for educators? Learning will be a lot easier if you make it explicit how this new information links to what your learners already know.
What are the implications for learners? Whenever you’re learning new information, find ways to connect it to your existing knowledge base.