How to Master the Science of Learning: From Tetris to Teaching


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The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Scott Young. Through his extensive research and exploration into the science of learning, Scott Young has uncovered fascinating insights into how individuals can master the art of acquiring new skills effectively. In this episode we cover the core principles of learning and how they can be applied in various contexts, from mastering video games like Tetris in navigating paths to mastery.

Key Takeaways

Scott Young sheds light on the science of learning, emphasizing the importance of optimizing cognitive load, embracing the value of copying, leveraging teaching as a tool for deepening understanding, drawing parallels between retro gaming and the learning processes of today to access best practices, By incorporating these insights into your learning journey, you can unlock your full potential and achieve mastery in your business or any domain they choose to pursue.


Questions I ask Scott Young:

[02:11] Explain the 12 maxims of learning

[03:28] Talk a little bit about your research methodology in uncovering the science of learning?

[06:38] How does gaming intersect with the science of learning, specifically Tetris?

[09:26] Explain how copying is part of the creative process?

[12:25] What is cognitive load theory?

[14:21] How does teaching improve learning?

[19:36] Where can people connect with you and grab a copy of “Get Better at Anything” ?



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