Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects

VU Course ID: ED217
Curriculum: 4 units
  • A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
  • Prerequisites: None
    Instructors: Terrence Sejnowski, Barbara Oakley
    Provider: University of California, San Diego (via Coursera)
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    Course Description

    This course offered by the University of California (San Diego) gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, math, science, sports and many other disciplines. You will learn how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates or "chunks" information. The course will also explore illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination and best practices shown to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

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    Unit 1 – Introduction: Focused versus Diffuse Thinking (begins Aug 1)
    Unit 2 – Chunking (begins Aug 8)
    Unit 3 – Procrastination and Memory (begins Aug 15)
    Unit 4 – Renaissance Learning and Unlocking Your Potential (begins Aug 22)
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