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Learning How to Learn
Posted on: Apr 25, 16 06:59 AM U.S. PT
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Learning is a skill that anyone can master. By mastering this skill, you can improve many areas of your life tremendously. We recommend that all parents watch this wonderful talk by Dr. Barbara Oakley and help their kids learn how to learn.
If you find this interesting, you will benefit from completing a 4-week free course on Coursera.org (Learning How to Learn) by Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski. This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. You will learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. You will also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.
Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide.
By the time you finish this course, you’ll know many valuable learning techniques used by experts and will be able to help your kids learn better.
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