Dr Terrence Sejnowski & Dr Barbara Oakley – Learning How to Learn
Description Dr Terrence Sejnowski Dr Barbara Oakley – Learn to learn [51 MP4s] Learning to learn is for you; is meant to give you practical information on how to learn more deeply and with less frustration. The lessons in this course can help you learn many different subjects and skills. Whether you like language or math, music or physics, psychology or history, you will have a lot of fun and learn A LOT about how to learn! This is a 4 week course. Learning with others is more fun, so don’t hesitate to share this course and ideas with your friends and family. We have found that students get so excited about these ideas that they can’t help but share them with those in their circles, and with new friends made on the discussion boards throughout this course. Sharing helps build your own skills! We have created a Facebook page to let people know about the MOOC. Please feel free to go to the page and share if you like and the course, (and give us a “like”! We also have a Twitter hashtag on the course, # LH2L1 (for “Learn to learn, Session 1” Although not required, we also encourage you to read the material on the week’s topics in the book, A Mind for Numbers, where some of these ideas are explored further. A Mind for Numbers is available through Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound. For international students, A Mind for Numbers is available through both Amazon Kindle and IBook, just check the availability within your country. By the way, don’t worry if you’re not one. “numbers” person, A Mind for Numbers is still for you, because it is a general book on learning. As the Library Journal just noted in its review: “VERDICT Superb not just for those who are struggling or who are experts in math, but for readers who want to think and understand more efficiently. ”Every Friday at 12:00 PM EST, weekly content will be posted for the weekend and next week. (This website can help you determine time zones and deadlines.) Here is an overview of the weekly topics for the course: Week 1 – Introduction: Focused vs. Fuzzy Thinking (starts August 1) Week 2 – Chunking ( starts Aug 8) Week 3 – Procrastination and Memory (Starts Aug 15) Week 4 – Learning Rebirth and Unlocking Your Potential (Starts Aug 22) There has been a lot of buzz already about A new book tells how to improve on math, science … or whatever else you want to learn (Mother Jones), the best we found this week (SkilledUp), Brain Power (popular science radio interview), The MOOC on Learning How to Learn (Class Central ). We are delighted to welcome you to Learn to Learn! Feel free to continue by clicking the link in the upper left that says “Start here! Quick walk through video explaining the course.” Self Help – Online Self Help Course More information about Self Help: Self-help or self-improvement is self-guided improvement, financially, intellectually, or emotionally, often with a substantial psychological basis. There are many different group self-help programs, each with its own approach, techniques, associated beliefs, advocates, and in some cases leaders. Concepts and terms that originate in the self-help culture and the Twelve Step culture, such as recovery, dysfunctional families, and codependency, have become firmly embedded in mainstream language. Self-help often uses publicly available information or support groups, both online and in person, where people in similar situations come together. From early examples in self-driven legal practice and home counseling, the connotations of the word have spread and are often applied particularly to education, business, psychology and psychotherapy, commonly distributed through the popular genre of self-help books. According to the APA Dictionary of Psychology, potential benefits of self-help groups that professionals may not be able to provide include friendship, emotional support, experiential knowledge, identity, meaningful roles, and a sense of belonging.