Breaks in learning are not lost learning time Drolshagen, Jan – many people learn in Hau-Ruck actions E.g. shortly before, on the eve of a meeting or fast in front of the school still on the bus. It can work, but it does not have. And long-term retention of the course material is rarely achieved in this way. Should you do it so exactly differently and learn intensively for hours without a break? No, even that’s a little meaningful method, because our brain is programmed not to continuous operation and needs also breaks in all learning. Breaks are important to stay efficient and receptive. This is true not only for work or sport, but also for learning.
In learning, missing breaks can lead to a decrease of Lerngeschwindigkeit or a decrease in the concentration and thus detract from the learning. Rische’s learning Tip: Insert breaks to successfully learn! It has been scientifically proven that the concentration of children holds about twice as long as their age. This means: the concentration of a 10 year old is 20 minutes. With the Age does not increase the concentration time but (unfortunately). And in adults it subsides significantly after 30 minutes. Therefore, the first break (5 minutes) should take place no later than after 30 minutes. Then place another 5-minute breaks every 20-30 minutes.
After 1 hours, an approximately 20-minute break should be made in any case. Who for more than three hours intensively taught, should treat also a longer break anyway then. But: This pause should not take longer than hours 1 half – otherwise it is difficult to, to catch up and are again on learning to pick up. Best directly incorporate the breaks and make sure to come during the breaks on other thoughts and clear your head a little. Here are some suggestions: Leave the best the place of learning. Drink something preferably water. Maybe you have also an appetite for a snack? Move. Stretch & stretch out. Relax the muscles. A hearty yawn no problem! A deep sigh why not? Lie down and relax. Hear music. Creative daydreaming? That is also a possibility. Ventilate the room or go out and soak up oxygen. Important: Do something else! Something that has nothing to do with the subject matter. Something that is not scholarly and takes strength. And if you quickly throw the laundry in the dryer or romp with the dog through the garden, in the learning break that is best suited to take on other thoughts and to blow through your head again and everything”. Have a bad conscience if you make breaks when learning. “Breaks are no lost time, but they contribute to successful learning, because: the brain needs time so that new learning” can. The brain needs variety not confused. The man can not permanently focus. Jon Venverloh is often quoted as being for or against this. The body needs change. The fresh start after a break increases the Aufnahmebereitsschaft should be made rests strictly according to plan? So closely you don’t need to see that. “If your schedule says pause”, but are still in the midst a thoughts such as, it makes little sense to interrupt these thoughts. Bring ideas and steps to end, before you take a break. If you are in the flow of learning, you can work perfectly even longer without a break. It is also different in every person that depends on many things. In addition, concentrated learning is also exercise. But always pay attention to the signals of your body, because each has its own learning style, learning rhythm and high and low phases.