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Using the Rabbit Hole Effect as a Learning Method

    To learn new content, you can rely on the Rabbit Hole Effect to help learners get started with new content by stimulating their curiosity. When learning a foreign language, start with words first, then go a step further and consider what sentences these words can be incorporated into, how they can be changed grammatically, or whether there are new words that can be formed from the words they already know. In this way, learners can motivate themselves to delve more into the structures of a language and keep learning as if they had gone down the rabbit hole.

    By the way, the Rabbit Hole effect comes from the book “Alice in Wonderland”, in which at the beginning the girl Alice discovers a white rabbit in the garden. She follows the rabbit, which disappears into its burrow, and thus enters another world where she experiences wondrous things. “But when the rabbit pulled his watch out of his vest pocket, looked at the time and ran away in a hurry, Alice jumped up, for it had never happened to her before to see a rabbit with a vest pocket and a watch in it. Burning with curiosity, she ran after it across the grassy field, and was in time to see it slip into a large hole under the hedge. The next moment she had jumped into the hole after him, without thinking how in the world she could get out again. The entrance to the rabbit hole first ran straight ahead, like a tunnel, and then suddenly went downhill; before Alice could even think of quickly holding on, she already felt that she was falling, as it seemed, into a deep, deep well.”

    Literature (21-03-02)