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learn by doing

In many situations, to learn by doing is a best practice to acquire skill. Learning by doing develops problem solving skill and confidence that one can survive without instruction.

When large numbers of people learn a skill by doing, they have diverse approaches, make a variety of mistakes and can teach each other. When large numbers of people learn a skill by the same textbook, they all make the same mistakes and may not even recognize it.

Learning by doing is not appropriate when mistakes involve a substantial risk to others (e.g. operating a nuclear power facility, being Prime Minister)

In a wiki, learning by doing is the ideal method, because (unless you are an administrator) there is really nothing you can do that can't be undone (therefore the risk to others is minimal.

So, like, go for it.






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