Empowering Active Learning with the Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal
In a world where knowledge is vast and learning never ends, the quest for continuous self-improvement and growth is an unending journey. Every experience, every challenge, and every obstacle is an opportunity to learn and evolve. It's a powerful realisation that everything can be learned, given the right tools and mindset.
Enter 'Denken mit der Hand,' or 'Thinking with your hands' – a philosophy that strikes a chord with many. It's a concept that embodies the idea that creativity, reflection, and learning often find their most authentic expression when our thoughts flow through the tips of our fingers onto paper.
Leuchtturm1917 understands this principle intimately. So, it comes as no surprise that they've embarked on an exciting partnership with Cleer® to bring us a journal designed specifically to enhance our learning experience – the Learning Journal. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of this exceptional collaboration and explore how the act of putting pen to paper can unlock the potential for deeper thinking and more meaningful learning.
The Learning Journal: Your Gateway to Lifelong Learning
Imagine having a trusted companion that not only eases your learning process but also takes you on a carefully structured 12-week educational journey. A resource designed to enhance your ability to retain knowledge, organise information, and apply your newfound wisdom directly. Say hello to the Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal.
This remarkable notebook, a result of collaboration between renowned authors Nina Schwarting and Aaron Keilhau under Cleer®, is more than just paper and ink. It's a portal to a world of active learning, a place where knowledge takes root and flourishes.
Features that Illuminate Your Learning Path
Before we delve deeper into the Learning Journal's benefits, let's explore its remarkable features:
- Structured Learning Framework: The Learning Journal is your guide on a 12-week educational journey. It introduces highly effective methods and techniques for active learning, ensuring that each nugget of information you encounter transforms into valuable knowledge.
- Customizable Layout: Whether you're delving into professional development or personal growth, the Learning Journal is your canvas. It adapts to your unique learning objectives and preferences.
- Dedicated Learning Prompts: Authored by experts with a track record of guiding over 50,000 individuals through online courses, webinars, and social learning programs, this journal integrates the most successful techniques and methods. You'll find dedicated prompts that empower you to apply these methods.
- Space for Personalization: With two captivating colours—Pacific Green and Black—and a B5 composition size (178 x 254 mm) with synthetic leather flexcover, the Learning Journal is not just a functional tool but also a stylish one. The journal is not refillable but it has a total of 212 pages, just enough for your witty mind.
- High-Quality Construction: Crafted with care, this journal is designed to withstand your active learning journey. It's robust, ensuring your thoughts and insights are preserved for years to come. Each paper in the journal makes use of 100 gsm paper
- Portable and Compact: Carry your Learning Journal wherever you go. It's compact enough to fit into your bag, ensuring that your learning journey is always within reach.
- Set Your Goal: The journal starts with you setting your learning goal, putting you in control of your educational destiny.
Structured Learning: The Key to Mastery
The Learning Journal introduces you to a structured approach that is not just effective but also efficient. It's a framework that helps you quickly integrate new information and immediately apply fresh knowledge to enhance retention. Here’s the Cleer® Learning Journey in 5 Steps.
1. Plan: Organise your weekly learning sessions.
2. Explore: Collect and note new information.
3. Experiment: Apply new knowledge and skills with Cleer®'s learning methods.
4. Reflect: Test yourself on what you already know and what you don't.
5. Summarize: Compile your most important findings.
Each step in this journey is a deliberate move towards enhancing your understanding and retention of knowledge.
The Magic of Writing: Remembering Better
A fundamental belief that underpins the Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal is the power of writing. Research supports this belief, demonstrating that physically writing something down engages multiple areas of the brain responsible for motor skills, memory, and creativity. This cognitive engagement leads to better comprehension and recall compared to passive activities like typing or reading.
In an article by LifeSavvy, titled Why You Remember Things Better When You Write Them Down, it is explained how writing enhances memory. When you jot down your learning goals, insights, and reflections in the Learning Journal, you're not just recording information; you're actively engaging with it, making it more likely to stick in your memory.
Embrace Active Learning
In today's age of abundant digital content, passive learning has become a significant challenge. With the availability of online courses, podcasts, newsletters, and social media, information overload often leads to passive consumption rather than active learning. This passive approach contributes to what is known as the 'forgetting curve,' where people forget up to 90% of new knowledge in just one week.
The Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal confronts this challenge by empowering you to take control of your learning journey, turning passive consumption into active engagement. It's a tool for the curious, the determined, and anyone who believes that with the right approach, everything can be learned.
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Personal Reflection: Unlocking the Power of Writing
During my years in secondary school, I stumbled upon a unique learning ritual that unwittingly revealed the profound magic of writing. In those classroom days, I frequently found myself standing at the chalkboard, transcribing the teacher's lecture for the entire class. This process, while initially mundane, soon became a captivating journey of its own.
As I meticulously copied each word and concept from the teacher's notebook to the chalkboard, and subsequently from the chalkboard to my own notebook, I became fully immersed in the material. It was as if I were unravelling the secrets of knowledge, one stroke of chalk at a time.
Yet, the true enchantment occurred when I returned to my desk. With the lesson now imprinted in my mind through the act of writing it down not once, but twice, I made a remarkable discovery—I no longer required extensive study sessions to prepare for upcoming exams. The information had seamlessly integrated itself into my memory, becoming an inseparable part of my cognitive landscape.
This experience taught me a valuable lesson about the effectiveness of active engagement with information. It's a principle that the Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal also embraces, and it's at the heart of unlocking the potential of your learning journey.
Final Thoughts: Your Learning Odyssey Begins
In a world that celebrates continuous learning and self-improvement, the Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal is your trusted ally. It provides the structure, guidance, and framework you need to make the most of your learning journey. Whether you're a student, a professional, or simply someone passionate about knowledge, this journal is your essential resource.
So, set your goals, pick your colour, and embark on your path to learning excellence with the Leuchtturm1917 Learning Journal. With each week, you'll not only learn but also grow, and that's a journey worth taking.