Arizona State University
Learning How To Learn for Youth
Arizona State University

Learning How To Learn for Youth

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Barbara Oakley
Dr. Terrence Sejnowski
Greg Hammons

Instructors: Barbara Oakley

4.8

(2,808 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Compare two modes of thinking and their effective use.

  • Identify the cause of procrastination and how to stop doing it.

  • Explain how sleep and exercise improve learning and memory.

  • Discover how active learning can help you study more effectively.

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There are 3 modules in this course

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!

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt4 plugins

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.

What's included

6 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

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!

What's included

6 videos5 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts3 plugins

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4.8 (809 ratings)
Barbara Oakley
Arizona State University
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