Last updated : 20 Oct 2016

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Summary

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. We'll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates ("chunks") information. We'll 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.

Programme

Syllabus

Week 1: What is learning?

  • Focused versus diffuse thinking
  • Procrastination, memory, and sleep
  • summary
  • Review
  • Optional further readings
  • Optional interviews

Quiz: What is learning?

Week 2: Chunking

  • Chunking—the essentials
  • Seeing the bigger picture
  • Review
  • Optional further readings
  • Optional interviews

Quiz: Chunking

Week 3: Procrastination and memory

  • Procrastination
  • Memory
  • Review
  • Optional further readings
  • Optional interviews

Quiz: Procrastination and memory

Week 4: Renaissance learning and unlocking your potential. further exploration and resources

  • Renaissance learning and unlocking your potential
  • Optional assignments
  • Optional further readings
  • Optional interviews
  • About the course
  • About us
  • Reading
  • Further exploration

Quiz: Final

Learning outcomes

This course gives easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines.

In this course participants will learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information.

The course also covers illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping to be master tough subjects.

Teaching-Learning methodology

Transmission of course contents through video, documents, quizzesDiscussion forums

Assessment

Assessments: learning checks, end of section quizzes, the final quiz, discussion questions.Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. Certificate ·– $ 49

  • Soft skills Learning to learn
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Subtitles: Arabic, French, Ukrainian, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Dutch, German, Russian, Spanish, Romanian
  • Period of activation Periodicaly opened
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration Following session begins: October 17
  • Level of commitment required 4 hours of video, 3 hours of exercises, 3 hours of bonus material
  • Cost Free MOOC, Paying certification * See platform for details
  • Providing institution University of California, San Diego
  • Mooc Platform Coursera
  • Target group Unknown
  • Instructor Barbara Oakley, Terrence Sejnowski, Becca Judd
  • Level of assistance offered Availability of teachersDiscussion among the participants
  • Keywords Learning to learn, learning techniques, memory techniques, procrastination