A superficial survey won’t help because one cannot achieve much competence unless, along with each separate fragment of knowledge, one also knows enough about the reputation of that fragment’s source, its common exceptions, the contexts it works in, and (when it fails) some alternative paths. However as Freud recognized a century ago, most of those processes work in ways that can’t be directly observed by resources in other parts of your mind; indeed, the higher levels of our minds may even develop ways to suppress or censor such attempts!
But you won’t be able to answer that unless you already have good answers to questions like: How do I make my decisions, and why? Nevertheless, by collecting and analyzing evidence, we still can manage to achieve useful levels of self-reflection.
observe some events in the levels below them—and react by selecting which sets of resources would be useful to activate next; this reorganizes the person’s mind to use a different “way to think,” of the sorts we mentioned in Memo 3.
For example, whenever some mental process gets stuck, one Critic could suggest a way to split the problem into smaller parts; another Critic might recollect how a similar problem was solved in the past—and yet another Critic might suggest a different way to represent the situation.
If so, this suggest that a child’s first such constructions will have a large effect of the quality of that child’s later development.
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The idea is that it seems plausible that the first few such developments could have a major effect on the qualities of that child’s future ones—because those will the child’s first experiments with organizing such ‘vertical’ structures.
To think about any subject or question, you first need some ways to represent situations, goals, plans, ideas, and relationships—for example, as a verbal description, a pictorial diagram, or a list of constraints to be satisfied.
Of course, one of best ways to solve a problem is to already know how to solve it.
Jennifer Kaminski et al: “Transfer of conceptual knowledge is more likely to occur after learning a generic instantiation than after learning a concrete one. Knowledge acquired through a generic instantiation can be transferred to a novel isomorph, while knowledge of a relevantly concrete instantiation does not transfer spontaneously.
For relevantly concrete instantiations, the structural knowledge appears to be bound to the learning domain so that it cannot be easily recognized elsewhere.”So here we’ll propose to re-aim our schools toward encouraging children to pursue more focused hobbies and specialties—to provide them with more time for (and earlier experience with) developing more powerful sets of mental skills, which they later can extend to more academic activities.