The educational system’s main function is the development of skills and competencies necessary. Not only for school progress, but also for comprehensive personal and professional growth. Based on this premise, it becomes necessary to promote a basic competence such as learning management and persistence in it. This means that learning to learn becomes fundamental.

This article will talk about how to achieve it. Hand in hand with some tips and strategies to promote this competence from early childhood education and thus achieve lifelong learning .

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What is Learning to Learn?

Undoubtedly, this ability goes far beyond identifying efficient techniques for knowledge acquisition. On the contrary, the value of this skill assumes that students know how to manage their learning process autonomously, independently and self -regulated.

In this way, the path towards how students are going to learn and how to teach should involve a deep reflection on the stages of the learning process. (In addition to the identification of flexible strategies that adapt to changing needs). Thanks to this, satisfactory results will be achieved in all areas.

What Characteristics, Qualities and Skills are Required?

The strategies and tips for learning to study are based on certain parameters that facilitate reflection and critical analysis of the process. Among these, there are:

  • Motivation and curiosity are the main tools. Constantly questioning and questioning the world, seeking to promote interests and feeling comfortable investigating them is what will allow students to commit to their learning
  • Learning to know also means being aware of the relevant processes and strategies for each situation. This means that students know what they are doing and why they are doing it that way
  • It is also necessary to organize and plan your activities and tasks. This will allow the student to identify strengths and difficulties assertively
  • The ability to self-evaluate and the acceptance of errorsare are two other fundamental capacities for this process. They allow to identify gaps in an adequate way and thus provide pertinent solutions
  • Lastly, it also means working cooperatively and collaboratively. This broadens the scope of knowledge and interrelate different learning processes.

So, do you want to start learning to learn? It is Simple and Effective!

Here are some of the best strategies and tips for study learning. These are all tips that will allow you to enjoy learning and stay motivated to make it reflective learning. This always starts from the first years of education.

  • Create comprehensive learning environments

Learning environments must be established as calm and organized environments. In these environments, the student will identify the activities to be carried out, organize their time to comply with them and, in addition, find the necessary tools to achieve the proposed objectives.

  • Expand traditional conceptions of education

Many times, students are instructed to think only from the traditional, from memorization and repetition. Although these are valid strategies, it is always good to include new scenarios, strategies and processes that encourage dynamic learning. In this way, the boy or girl does not get bored and, on the contrary, feeds her curiosity.

  • Contextualize education and integrate it with new technologies

It cannot be denied that today’s world is a digitized world, a world that favors the elimination of frontiers of knowledge. Technologies , handled properly, provide new options to study.

  • Evoke knowledge

This last piece of advice involves going back to the knowledge to verify that it has really been learned . It can be complemented with techniques such as summaries, flashcards and diagrams.


Learning to learn is, then, a process that requires time and discipline. It is a process that is determined by multiple factors, such as the context, educational techniques or models, personal situations , among others. Even so, it is above all a process of self-knowledge and self-confidence. It is a process that involves recognizing needs and responding to them with the tools that each individual considers necessary.

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