Doing well in school required us to get good at studying.
To study, per the dictionary, is to devote time and attention to acquiring knowledge on [an academic subject], especially by means of books.
Studying, however, is different from learning.
To learn is to gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in something by study, experience, or being taught.
The difference lies in the outcome.
Studying is focused on the process of acquiring knowledge while learning involves practical application.
The real test of learning is what we end up doing with what we learn.
The challenge with teaching learning in schools is that learning is hard to test in a final exams. So, we fall back to testing students’ ability to study.
Of course, the obvious downside of this approach is that it is likely we end up completing two decades in schools without a good understanding of how to learn.
The good news is that our education did not end with graduation.
There is still time to learn how to learn.
And, the beauty of learning is that we see the results of what we have learnt in our actions every day.
To learn and not to do is not to learn.
So, if we are not actually evolving and improving how we approach our days, every day, it is time to revisit how we learn.
It is the highest leverage thing we can do with our time. After all, studying might have helped us do well in school. But, learning helps us do well in life.
At Lora Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship we focus on the learning. On the application of the knowledge. We are more concerned about you learning the skills of running a business.
Registration for the Lora Online Programme is now open. The programme starts on Saturday, 13 June 2020. Our focus is helping our entrepreneurs implement what they learn, not just acquiring knowledge.
You learn to ride a bicycle by riding one. You learn to build a business by building one.
At Lora, we learn by doing together.