The Feynman Technique is a teaching method that unlocks the potential and enhances the understanding of students.
Richard Feynman is a physicist and Nobel laureate. But it’s a real superpower in its ability to explain complex problems in other simple languages. He understands the terminology, vague and complicated words that lead to misunderstanding. Feynman understands the difference between understanding something and knowing a name, and this is one of the most important reasons for his success. He doesn’t know just the summary about topics but also has information about the topics at a deeper level. He studies the concept he wants to explore. In the Feynman technique when a student chooses a topic, pull out a blank sheet of paper. Write down everything they know about the topic and what they want to understand. Considering themselves as another student, they have to explain the concepts. As a student learns more about a topic, add it to the spreadsheet. People often find it helpful to use different pencils to observe their learning progress. Now, when students feel that they have understood the topic, explain it to themselves. Use the sheet as a reference and try to avoid confusion. Use only simple words while explaining. If the explanation isn’t simple enough or seems confusing, that’s a good sign that there is a need to rethink and improve it. Go back to the original document and mark the parts a student doesn’t understand. Repeat until a concise interpretation is reached with the help of Feynman technique.