So Long Ago I Can’t Remember: Memory, Technology, and Creativity

So Long Ago I Can’t Remember: Memory, Technology, and Creativity.

I recently read an interesting blog through Scientific American by the writer Maria Konnikova. In it, she writes about how memorization may help us be more creative. This is a counterintuitive idea in some ways because memorizing information or learning something by rote seems the antithesis of creativity. In explanation, she quotes the writer Joshua Foer, the winner of the U.S. memory championship, from his new book: “I think the notion is, more generally, that there is a relationship between having a furnished mind (which is obviously not the same thing as memorizing loads of trivia), and being able to generate new ideas. Creativity is, at some level, about linking disparate facts and ideas and drawing connections between notions that previously didn’t go together. For that to happen, a human mind has to have raw material to work with.” Continue reading

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10 Commandments for Motivating Language Learners (via Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching – Global Blog)

Motivate your self….

10 Commandments for Motivating Language Learners Tim Ward, a freelance teacher trainer based in Bulgaria, introduces us to 10 simple steps to help increase motivation among language learners. Motivation’s one of those ideas like justice or world peace: we all know it’s a good thing but it’s not quite so clear how to get there. For adult learners and younger kids it’s probably a bit clearer – the former know where their interests lie, whether i … Read More

via Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching – Global Blog

Catatan Usang Untukmu

Semua yang terjadi di dunia ini datang dan pergi.
terus bergulir…
Ketika datang kesedihan, yakinlah esok akan berganti dengan kegembiraan…

Jadi tidak ada cinta yang abadi
di dunia ini, selain Cinta kepadaNya

Kadang kita merasa paling benar,
dan paling berhak menghakimi siapapun yang salah.
Membenci, membuang bahkan tak memberikan sedikitpun nurani kepada yang bersalah. Continue reading