FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Do you spend too much time learning with disappointing results? Do you find it difficult to remember what you read? Do you put off studying because its boring and youre easily distracted? This book is for you.
Dr. Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe have both struggled in the past with their learning. But they have found techniques to help them master any material. Building on insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, they give you a crash course to improve your ability to learn, no matter what the subject is. Through their decades of writing, teaching, and research on learning, the authors have developed deep connections with experts from a vast array of disciplines. And its all honed with feedback from thousands of students who have themselves gone through the trenches of learning. Successful learners gradually add tools and techniques to their mental toolbox, and they think critically about their learning to determine when and how to best use their mental tools. That allows these learners to make the best use of their brains, whether those brains seem naturally geared toward learning or not. This book will teach you how you can do the same.
PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University and Michigans Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2018; she is also Courseras inaugural Innovation Instructor.
is the founder and CEO of Educas, an educational technology startup, that develops solutions to help students learn how to learn. He is also an educational consultant to one of the worlds largest educational tech companies, Kahoot.