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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential by McMaster University

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About the Course

Mindshift is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment. Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of selective ignorance over general competence. We’ll provide practical insights from science about how to learn and change effectively even in maturity, and we’ll build on what you already know to take your life’s learning in fantastic new directions. This course is designed to show you how to look at what you’re learning, and your place in what’s unfolding in the society around you, so you can be what you want to be, given the real world constraints that life puts on us all. You’ll see that by using certain mental tools and insights, you can learn and do more—far more—than you might have ever dreamed! This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or subsequent to, its companion course, Learning How to Learn. (Mindshift is more career focused, and Learning How to Learn is more learning focused.)...

Top reviews


Aug 26, 2020

I enjoyed this course very much. I am 64-years-old and this course taught me that you can learn anything new no matter what age you are. I am now broadening my passions and learning is a lot more fun.


Jun 21, 2020

I enjoyed this MOOC. It is very well-done and clearly covers the topics of mindshifting along with career advancement. Also--good illustrations and visuals/sounds which assist in the learning process.

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By Vu T

Jun 4, 2017

One of the best courses I've ever taken at Coursera

By Yue X

May 9, 2017

Really good course! So many practical for learning.

By Abhijith G (

Apr 20, 2017

Insights into the process of learning is invaluable

By Dennise C

May 26, 2017

An encouraging, delightful and resourceful course!

By Юлия Б

Jul 30, 2017

Clever, funny, very useful, engaging & uplifting!

By Jaime D G

May 26, 2017

A must course for all learners, adult and young !

By Yuriko O

May 7, 2017

Barbara Oakley is my favorite teacher and mentor.

By Ravindranath. B K

Apr 28, 2017

Very Good Course for start-up College students.

By 李哲成

Jul 30, 2017

Nice teachers. Let me become a better learner.

By Sara R

May 25, 2017

Very good course and useful tips to mindshit!

By Julian G

May 13, 2017

Another fantastic course from Professor Barb!

By Arthur I

May 5, 2017

Great addition to "Learning how to learn"!

By Pugnat

Jul 28, 2017

Excellent course as Learning How To Learn

By Kristin S

Apr 27, 2017

Loved the way the material was presented.

By Treveaux

Jul 10, 2017

priceless! invaluable towards my future.

By Lawrence G

May 16, 2017

Super class. Like to see more of these.

By Joanne M

Apr 26, 2017

Fun and engaing, with science thrown in!

By Savcenco A

Jul 27, 2017

It is an interesting and useful course.

By Manar H

Jul 24, 2017

thank you very much, your work is great

By Leonardo A

Jun 27, 2017

Muy interesante, es un curso excelente.

By Shoaib R

Jul 1, 2017

Breaking the stereotypes of learning!

By Muhammad K

Aug 5, 2017

amazing MOOC , i thank you so much .

By may e

Jul 28, 2017

thank you for this it was so amazing

By Nataliia K

May 30, 2017

Great course! Strongly recommend it!

By Oliver L L

Aug 4, 2017

I love Barbara's courses! Briliant!