"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Sunday, November 28, 2010


[continuation from the Last Post ~ in connection with the recent launch of a series of new programs intended for parents as well as their school-going kids/teens, under the auspices of 'The House of Creative Brains'.]

Dilip likes to call this useful approach, "Power Learning'. That's in a nut shell, studying with a purpose in small groups, so that you can leverage on each other's strength.

In his wonderful book, 'Unleashing Genius', Dilip has elucidated how it works for effective studying/reviewing as well as powerful reading/mapping.

In fact, Dilip & I believe that one of the most pragmatic ways for students to prepare for tests & exams is to form a study group.

As we see it, the resultant collaborative groupwork among students readily cuts short the learning curve, expedites learning from an individual standpoint, & generates the push-pull factor to faster knowledge acquisition within a classroom environment.

After all, groups are in fact a fundamental unit of social life.

We also reckon that students, who are already exposed to group study, are more likely to appreciate the power of synergy & the principle of leverage, when they enter the world of work after schooling.

Nonetheless, readers are also welcome to pop into the '' website [Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources] to learn more about the 'Benefits of a Study Group', 'Getting a Study Group Started', 'Characteristics of a Successful Study Group', & 'Possible Pitfalls of a Study Group'.

In the corporate world, this is called 'Team Learning', which is one of the five principles of the 'Learning Organisation' as envisaged by Dr Peter Senge of Harvard University.

Looking at it from another angle it's also "doing more with less", following the philosophy - he called it "ephemeralization" - of planet earth's friendly genius, Dr R Buckminster Fuller, who gave the world the acclaimed geodesic dome, among other great artefacts.

Dilip will show participants how to execute this wonderful approach to learning mastery.

[to be continued in the Next Post.]

[For more information about the series of new programs under 'The House of Creative Brains', please get in touch with Ms. Faye Yeoh via her email]

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