Published 1 April, 2018 Last updated 14 April, 2018
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How do we learn to deal with whatever life has in store for us?
Parents and teachers invest time and effort in teaching children to learn reading, writing, maths, science, history, music, art, sports and many other subjects. "Learning is the process of acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviours, skills, values, or preferences" - according to Wikipedia.
In contrast to learning, there is an ability called learning to learn and this ability can be described as a holistic ability to deal with whatever life has in store for us.
Learning to learn, simply put, is a competency that improves our ability to learn other skills and strategies. The development of this competency, or holistic ability, rests on three key principles.