By Neil C. C. Brown, Felienne F. J. Hermans, Lauren E. Margulieux
Communications of the ACM, January 2024, Vol. 67 No. 1, Pages 78-87
Learning is necessary for software developers. Change is perpetual: New technologies are frequently invented, and old technologies are repeatedly updated. Thus, developers do not learn to program just once—over the course of their careers they will learn many new programming languages and frameworks.
Just because we learn does not mean we understand how we learn. One survey in the U.S. found that the majority of beliefs about memory were contrary to those of scientific consensus: People do not intuitively understand how memory and learning work.
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