About Tokimana method

In terms of specialized fields that require extensive knowledge, what are the best learning methods for beginners to quickly arrive at a sound, practical level? It was in the search for that that the "Tokimana ® method" was devised.

For fields in which there are numerous professional reference books, beginners are unable to understand a suitable place to begin with. One way is to attend seminars presided over by experts in that field, and after grasping the general idea of what knowledge is needed, the specific knowledge can be obtained through self-directed learning.

But with a busy schedule, it is difficult to attend seminars and continue reading reference books diligently.

The "Tokimana ® method" uses thousands of true-or-false questions that cover everything from the basics to a high practical level, and solving them in order is a method for learning how to steadily acquire knowledge. Starting with problems that are suitable even for people who have just started learning, in areas which anyone would make a mistake in, and at the basic foundation level, then continuing the challenge in order is an effective method for continuous learning.

Useless harmful noise in knowledge acquisition

In general, in terms of e-learning, when a test of understanding is conducted, multiple choice questions with four or five options are used rather than true-or-false questions. This lowers the possibility of obtaining a right answer by chance, and helps to measure ability accurately. However, they are unsuitable for learners hoping to deepen their understanding by learning while solving the problem. Not only are the four or five options useless for knowledge acquisition, but many of them also become harmful noise which is collected. Harmful noise confuses learners and there are also cases where they are accidentally committed to memory.

An approach to human "memory"

In the Tokimana method, such noise is eliminated as far as possible, and the questions necessary to acquire the right knowledge are carefully selected and set. Furthermore, by setting questions from both the correct angle and the wrong angle, each situation has been devised for the purpose of secure memorization. For continuous learning, among others, by registering questions which evoke the idea of "This is important!" and "Watch out!" as "favorites", and with the ability to set questions focused on these favorite issues, repeated challenges are possible. Together with the ability to set questions focused on problems which were answered incorrectly, this has made repetitive practice easier.

Accessibility of peripheral information

Easy-to-understand explanations attached to individual questions can provide the same learning effect reading the relevant page of a reference book does. In addition, features such as an "encyclopedia" function that provides one-click access to detailed descriptions of related items, and an "external link" access to relevant ministries and organizations have been provided, and the latest news and detailed explanations can be referenced readily. Through this rich source of information, almost as though countless professional books were open right in front of the learner, it is possible to quickly and accurately acquire diverse expertise on the subject.

A breakthrough "3-step method"

In addition, depending on the skill level, a more difficult "3-step method" can be used to deepen one's understanding. After acquiring knowledge in the "true-or-false question", the next step is to use "single alternative questions", where a single wrong answer is included out of a number of choices from a multiple-choice question, and "multiple-choice questions", where all of the wrong answers are present, to be able to assess learning ability. Rather than the so-called hook problems or problems imitating quizzes, the "single alternative questions" and "multiple-choice questions" are set based on the same knowledge base as the "true-or-false questions". The ability to reach a practicable level quickly using these complex learning methods is what the "Tokimana ® method" is about.

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