Embodied Skills/OG

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Embodied Skills
Contributors Takashi Iba, Mami Sakamoto
Last modification May 17, 2017
Source Iba & Sakamoto (2011)[1]; Iba (2010)[2]
Pattern formats OPR Alexandrian
Learning domain

Also Known As: Embodied Learning (Embodied Learning)

Continue practicing until you acquire the desired skills.
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“Practice makes perfect.” — Proverb


You want to acquire a skill.

▼In this context

It is not enough to memorize the “how to.”

• Learning from experience is easier to remember than rote memorization.
• Skills can be used unconsciously.
• It is hard to verbalize a skill that has been acquired through experience.

Continue practicing a skill again and again until you can use it unconsciously.

• First of all, try to use new skill and acquire a sense of it.
• And then, study the skill and understand how it works.
• Finally, keep in practice until you master it. Leaving the trace of learning as Tangible Piles (Tangible Piles) is a good way to maintain your motivation.


  1. Iba, T., & Sakamoto, M. (2011). Learning patterns III: a pattern language for creative learning. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2011) (p. 29). New York:ACM.
  2. Patlet mentioned in Iba, T. (2010). Designing a Pattern Language for Creative Learners.