Have you ever seen the movie The Matrix? I especially like the scene where Neo and Trinity try to escape from the bad guys chasing them. They arrive at the rooftop of the building and see a helicopter parked there. Neo asks Trinity: ‘Can you fly that thing?’ Trinity answers ‘Not yet’ and calls an operator to upload the ‘helicopter flying app’ to her brain, and off they go.
Although I believe some learning might be as simple as uploading one day, I also believe that there are many, many more years to come in which learning has to be done ‘the old fashion way’. So let’s use evidence-informed practices for the time being. We know that this means that (hard) work needs to be done by the learner. Productive Learning Strategies are all about this.