Basic Facts Are Required

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Knowledge of basic facts is required for the higher-level skills of analysis, synthesis, problem solving and critical thinking.

Paraphrasing the psychologist Robert Sternberg : “One cannot apply what one knows if one does not know anything to apply.”

Brown, Peter C. (2014-04-14). Make It Stick (p.18). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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