Fig.1 The way I learn with the OU
Rare is the person, my late father and daughter are this rare beast, where you can read or listen to something and 'get it' first time. I'm the opposite. I have to listen once, listen again and take notes.
Read the transcript and notes. Then listen again and realise what is being said is very different to my first perception.
And then share what I think is being said in a forum such as this - often to be told that I still haven't got the main point.
Which makes six.
I know that 'understanding' feels like, which is the goal.
If at this point there is a marked assignment to do then I'll be OK.
The assignment makes seven.
For some of us this takes repetition and variety. I like to think that having to do it this way the learning is deeper, though I have my doubts. We all have our own ways of doing these things