From as long as I can remember, I have always learned from watching, whether it is movies, shows, elders/peers/youngers, or even the fiction I wrote creating games or reading books; I tell you encyclopedia summer challenge, certainly required that.
Movies and shows, much have I learned are a cultural saga for many a viewer from around the world, as many learn new languages, mannerisms, or even outlooks portrayed or illuded. What we can learn from this dichotomy is wonderous, as we often consider free time watching instead of reading or researching a bit of a nob. There are a few things I have discovered through this act of mirroring my own, and in many ways have learned to learn by doing so.
Fan psychology/sports connection:
Is much more than how hard you grip the remote when your team is losing, or how rowdy one gets at the actual match. It is our behavior as bystanders to become of the element, an enigmatic principle where perception becomes altered.
This is a beneficial component of our existence, as I assume passing the ability to make fire, is now the tangible form of learning to clean up a room, or do the dishes. These moments can be extrapolated and honed through focus, much as many learn through video platforms and progress onward today.
Someone once told me this is the highest form of flattery, and I certainly see it this way as well, we all have mentors and guides, leaders and models. What we do by watching we then adapt with our own skills in our own way through the process.
The mirroring in the sense or the form “monkey see monkey do” is just that, watching, learning and gathering. This is how many a perception is derived of dichotomies and even stigmas on the macro level and should breed a conscious awareness of behavior on a micro conditional level, in which we are the leaders of those immediate to us.
Learning to Learn:
Chunking, interleaving, transfixing all come from how we followed the aforementioned to bring the skills into fruition in our own lives. Some are brilliant at this, and others take more patience, though having a strong foundation in the earlier form/s will envelop the complexities that accelerate them in the latter.
I mention context a lot, and here it is imperative. Approaching the learner with the appropriate tools and adapting their experience based on the feedback, both explicit and implicit will define their progress. The conditioning of these elements comes through observation, practice, and repetition. All of this can be sought through empathy/perception/communication.
Applying the successful methods forward, we/they/them can experience these moments in their own setting, which employs a sense of gratification, often considered in game theory.
We see/hear/feel/think often about the pop culture reference or the latest show, in which many bring to light microenvironments that explicitly portray niche components of ecosystems. These repetitive 'cliches' become famous/infamous and are a source of our experiential growth.
You see this collide often engaging across cultures or in some the shock of exploring new ideas/concepts/beliefs, which can round out our ideologies and define or redefine our approach.
I have an affinity for movies, shows certainly moving away from the telly, are beginning to unfold as such as well. Deeper values, more specific, smaller settings/groups/#s of protagonists. You see this as the audience begins to dive into subsets of genres or explore parallel topics.
Setting the Tone
The microfocus of these perplexities are the lifeblood of their incarnation, each with their own nuance. Shows such as The Office, Friends, or Seinfeld have these emphasized characters in a simplified setting to extend this point.
From these steps, applying the learned experiences previously, we can look at these shows with a scope of how characters develop, how they become catalysts for plot and setting and where they develop each other through the experience.
Though I have played many a sport and learned a great deal through them, I have always enjoyed the humanistic agenda that unfolds across some of these experiences alike. Sagas, especially are tributary to these elements, as they cascade into each other with focused themes.
We as many can learn the dynamics of such merely through repetitive watching or “binging”, as we pick and choose characters in which we identify, creating inflections of our own to model and derive.
The focus of these activities is often found in niche environments, in team sports or community settings we have these experiences, but often do not have the pleasure of hitting rewind. In the experiential sense, film/television and other formats, including our readings can provide us a controlled variable in which we can focus and harness the elements in which we are looking to with little risk.
The value of these experiences certainly in reading than writing, or watching and practicing is very undervalued in development sense across the spectrum. Each of these moments is pure approaches to how we interact, and adding a little fiction, can make it a simulated and playful experience in which we learn to value over time.
These experiences especially with practice not only train our perception but the cognition of memory as well, how we focus on each, what we take in and how those around us apply the principles develops an evaluative nature of how we then enact and connect the moments ourselves.