McMaster University
Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
McMaster University

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Barbara Oakley
Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

Instructors: Barbara Oakley

4.8

(12,720 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

In today's world, change is the only constant. This means that whatever stage you are in life, you need to keep yourself open and able to change. How can you do this? In three ways: Learn more about your hidden capabilities and assets. Learn more about learning effectively. Learn about matching your assets with the opportunities that face you. In this week, we'll dive into these three important areas!

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14 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review3 discussion prompts

Key to your ability to mindshift is being able to learn effectively. This week, we’ll dive deeper into this vital area. Getting yourself motivated to tackle procrastination can sometimes be a challenge in learning, so we’ll give you some important tips here. But we’ll also give insights into mental tricks to help you focus, relax, and reframe if stress intrudes. We’ll also show you how to avoid common learning pitfalls. Welcome and enjoy!

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14 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we’ll be talking about how your own career can develop and change through your life. Your own internal feelings about what you want to do can play a critical role in your long-term happiness. But society and culture can also have a dramatic effect on your career choices and decisions—as can your parents, family, and friends. We’ll talk about second-skilling yourself, and developing a talent stack of average talents that can combine into a formidable asset. We’ll also talk about various tactics and techniques to help you survive career changes and upheavals. Welcome and enjoy!

What's included

13 videos1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

In this final week of the course, we'll be exploring how and why to keep yourself in "mindshift" mode. We'll give you all sorts of insider tips on how to pick out the best online learning with materials that are right for you. And we'll also talk about other ways of learning—ways that can make you "the smartest person in the room." Disruption lies ahead in the world—this week, we'll help you seize the advantage. Off we go for our final week of Mindshift!

What's included

13 videos1 reading1 quiz3 discussion prompts

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4.9 (3,391 ratings)
Barbara Oakley
McMaster University
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