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Prefer notes that describe a relationship

When writing permanent zettelkasten-style notes in order to build an understanding over time, preferring notes which describe a relationship will explore deeply a link between two or more ideas.

According to educational constructivism, understanding requires ideas to have context. This is so the context forms relationships between things you know already and the new subject. Building notes describing these relationships explicitly will focus the process and engage you with the task - understanding needs active learner engagement.

As a direct example, this note explores the relationship between note-taking, understanding, educational constructivism and graph-theory!

The 'nodes' on the knowledge graph should still exist as notes - but try to let 'noun' notes collect backlinks for a while before expanding on them (you should find a way to collect contextual backlinks in your notes first)