[Haskell-cafe] Better writing about Haskell through multi-metaphor learning

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Sun Sep 19 18:22:27 UTC 2021

On 18/09/2021 04.56, Michael Turner wrote:


Just to add: I'm not in education per se, but I've read a bit of
research on it, and current research (as of 5-10 years ago) supports the
idea that learning is helped most by multiple ways of explaining
$THING_TO_BE_LEARNED. (NB: This is *not* Learning Styles, which is not a

I'm guessing the proliferation of monad tutorials is that people think
that the last explanation they read was "critical". Research suggests it
more that that *happened* to be the one that finally made everything
click into place.

TL;DR: There is no magic One True Monad Tutorial. People need to learn
about Monads (etc.) from multiple angles.


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