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Learning How To Learn for Youth

Arizona State University via Coursera

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Based on the most popular open online course in the world, this course gives you easy access to the learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. No matter what your current skill level, using these approaches can help you master new topics, change your thinking and improve your life.
This course explains:

* Why sometimes letting your mind wander is an important part of the learning process
* How to avoid "rut think" in order to think outside the box
* The value of metaphors in developing understanding
* A simple, yet powerful, way to stop procrastinating

If you’re already an expert, these strategies will turbocharge your learning, including test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets.

We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come naturally to us at first—the secret is to understand how the brain works so we can unlock its power.

Filled with animations, application questions, and exercises, this course makes learning easy and fun!

Syllabus

WEEK 1

What is Learning?

In this module, we'll use metaphor and analogy to help you more easily understand key ideas about how your brain works. You will discover two modes of thinking—you can use these modes in different ways to improve your learning. We will also show you a powerful tool for tackling procrastination, give you some great memory tips, and point out why "sleeping on it" can be a good idea!

 

WEEK 2

Tips to Build Your Memory

In this module, we explore the brain’s process for storing information in long-term memory in an easy to understand metaphor involving a school bag, a locker and an octopus. Then, we will talk about some of the best ways to access your brain’s most powerful long-term memory systems, like metaphor, recall, memory palace and rhyming.

 

WEEK 3

Brain Links and Study Tips

In this module, we’re going to talk more about important ideas and techniques that will enhance your ability to learn. You’ll also discover how to avoid “information overload,” and how to recognize your own strengths. Fighter pilots and surgeons use checklists to help them with their critical duties—you can use a similar checklist to help you prepare for tests. Ultimately, you will learn more about the joys of living a life filled with learning!

 

 

 

Taught by

Dr. Barbara Oakley, Dr. Terrence Sejnowski and Greg Hammons

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Reviews for Coursera's Learning How To Learn for Youth
4.8 Based on 26 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a great course. I am a high school teacher and have completed the adult version of this course twice. I am recommending this new course to my students. It is certainly pitched at the right level for high school students and is equally interesting for adults. Well done. From a teaching point of view it certainly provides acknowledgement that many of the "traditional" approaches to teaching are beneficial for growing brain-links. I think it is so exciting to have some knowledge of how our brain works. I think this knowledge can set up our students for a greater sense of control in both their academic and personal lives.

Oh! and by the way, the best part of doing the adult version is receiving the "Cheery Friday Greetings" email. Thank you.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I wish I have learned the learning techniques showing in this course when I was younger, so my study would be much easier. However, it is not too late, I will review the course videos a few more times and practice in a daily basic, to make sure I have mastered the techniques. Thank you Professor Barbara Oakley, Professor Terrence Sejnowski, Greg Hammons and Cousera.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Explained the mechanism learning well and in simple terms to help understand the inner workings. Gave solid suggestive ways to learn and retain material in long term memory. Provided solid successful test taking methods. This course helped me understand my way of learning and gave me insight into my weakness and strengths —- thank you very much to the three of you!!
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is a good supplemental resource for the book, Learning How to Learn. I own and use this book, and this course helped me to develop a deeper understanding of how people learn. With the book and this course, I understand how I can approach new challenges with the confidence in knowing that I will be successful.
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Alysson M
5.0 a month ago
Alysson completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It's a very helpful course that provides you with an overview of how your brain functions among many other interesting things. Doing this course you will learn how to improve your learning process and make your life better. I recommend it. Thanks Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski
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Gaurav J
5.0 3 weeks ago
Gaurav completed this course.
Completed Learning How to Learn, building upon the foundation of barb's old book LH2L, this new yet to the point course is very much a refresher and interactive and creatively hone from the previous one. Love every second of this beautiful course.
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Nassrat A
5.0 a week ago
Nassrat completed this course.
it s a great course , I really like it

My studying improve a lot and I get a lot of way to studying effectively

I learned a new techniques that make learning easier and more fun

thank you so much for making this amazing course
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Anonymous
4.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is a shorter version of a similar course(Learning How to Learn) by Barb & Terry. Its very helpful for someone who is in school/college, but it's also helpful for people outside academics. Highly recommended.

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Anonymous
3.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
it give some basic ideas about the stuff dealt with. Definitely it provided some new insights into the brain-process of learning. How the system works will really help us to operate it to get the best outcomes.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really like this teaching trio. I want to take more classes from them and continue learning how to learn. Simple concepts combined with scientific explanations made this a very fun class to learn.
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Aisha F
5.0 2 weeks ago
Aisha completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This course has really helped me learn about the brain and how to become better at learning. It also motivated me to do better in my classes now that I know the do's and dont's of learning.
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Suraj M
5.0 3 weeks ago
Suraj completed this course.
This course opened my mind about how to learn efficiently.

It is recommended to every student who wants to do better in learning as understanding your brain can do wonders for you.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is great! Barb, Terry and Greg are just wonderful! I recommend it to everyone, even if you think you can't learn anything anymore. Guess what, you can!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course helped me a lot through my mentality in learning, the tips and tricks taught in each video are very helpful when used in real life situations.
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Anonymous
4.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I learned a lot of helpful techniques of how to learn new and gard things and how to use mind palace and a lot of other techniques.. Thank you so mush
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Daniel L
5.0 3 weeks ago
Daniel completed this course.
It's really helpful the sympathy of teachers are a real help. I am 100% sure this will help me with learning It was really the best course I've ever taken
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Wonderful course.. Awesome videos.. Makes you actually feel like watching it.. Helps keeps our interest.. Will definitely recommend it to other people...
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Madona M
5.0 yesterday
Madona completed this course.
the strategies i have learnt on this course will be helpfull for my future study, especially how to get tests, how to pump up our brain.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
If we know how to learn, we can study everything we want to know. Knowledge about how to study help us with studying in the rest of life.
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Khalid O
5.0 2 weeks ago
by Khalid completed this course.
very useful course with interactive images and amazing way to think and learn faster,beautiful imagination . .thanks a lot for this course .
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