Learning How to Learn

“I’m thrilled to be able to bring this book to young readers and learners who are at an age when they need it most. These ideas are so simple, and so powerful, that their effects will resonate through a lifetime.” -- Dr. Barbara Oakley


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Learning How to Learn

by Dr. Barbara Oakley , Dr. Terrence Sejnowski
Price: $11.20/ea — List price: $16.00
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On Sale 8/7/2018

Most kids go through their entire student career without ever having read a book on how to learn effectively. This guide for kids and teens, from the bestselling author of A Mind for Numbers, meets that fundamental need.

Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular online course, "Learning How to Learn," has enrolled more than 1.8 million students from more than 200 countries. The course was based on Dr. Oakley's bestselling book, A Mind for Numbers. Readers and students have often commented that the learning techniques presented in the book and course are simple enough for children to understand. Indeed, Drs. Oakley and Sejnowski explain the science of learning in an engaging and practical way that often relies on illustrations and metaphors.

In this much needed follow-up to A Mind for Numbers, the authors teach kids and teens how to learn effectively at a time when they most need these fundamental skills. Learning How to Learn teaches them about the importance of both focused concentration and letting their minds wander at times, how the brain makes connections between different pieces of information, the value of metaphors in developing understanding, why procrastination is the enemy of problem solving, and much more. Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning engaging and accessible.

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University. Her research involves bioengineering with an emphasis on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Dr. Oakley teaches two massive open online courses (MOOCs), "Learning How to Learn" (the world's most popular course) and "Mindshift," alongside legendary neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education's Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.

Terrence Sejnowski is the Francis Crick Professor at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he also directs the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory. He is among only twelve living scientists who has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.

Alistair McConville is the Deputy Head of Bedales School, one of England's most prestigious private K-12 schools.



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