This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the world's largest online classes, "Learning How to Learn", https://www.coursera.org/course/learning.
She know firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. Dr. Oakley flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a new found determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior, and has been described as “revolutionary” by the Wall Street Journal. Oakley’s books have been praised by many leading researchers and writers, including Harvard’s Steven Pinker and E. O. Wilson, and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), will be published by Tarcher-Penguin on July 31, 2014.
Prior to her academic career, Oakley rose from private to captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She met her husband, Philip, when she was working at the South Pole Station in Antarctica. Her experiences with well-intentioned altruism were shaped by her work as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea during the early 1980s. Oakley was designated as an NSF New Century Scholar—she is also a recipient of the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the National Science Foundation’s Frontiers in Engineering New Faculty Fellow Award. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
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This woman is not charismatic and yet she delivered the most impactful Talk I have seen to date. This information will help me in several ways. It is videos like this that help make the internet a terrific place.
I'm learning for my final law exam for 8 month now and I still have to go for at least 10 more month..
I used this method without knowing that it is a "method"..
When I was stuck at a Subjekt I started walking around in the library thinking about anything but law.. just because I was fed up.. when I got back to my desk the problem was much clearer and easier than before..
So now I always focus for 30-45 min and then go for a walk around the library.. it really works..
I may only disagree to the homework part. I understand that this is a general learning talk but as major people (are supposed to learn) in school, I don't think there's enough time to master (maybe understand) the contents of the several classes as like doing the homework for such long time. Even if they get divided in the previous methods she says before which are great and even I use the Pomodoro, for example. Anyway, great talk.
One method of getting started, is to mentally stay focused on the pain of learning/starting, until you work through it (takes a few minutes) which will be when the "pain" goes away, then you can get started.
Study 25 minutes at a time.
Read a little, look away, try to recall.
If you CAN'T recall, read it again.
If you CAN recall, continue.
After 25 minutes, take break doing something fun.
(according to this video)
*ISSUE: The audio volume is incredibly low.* Maybe someday (I doubt it) Youtube will allow users to Boost audio volume, both as the uploader of the uploaded video and also as the viewer, in case the uploader doesn't boost the audio volume or doesn't boost it enough.
I'll try some more at a later time largely because of the strength of the review in the NY Times today. I was disappointed at her early discourse about diffuse thinking since she used both Salvador Dali with keys and Thomas Edison with ball bearings instead of the old old story of Aristotle doing exactly this same thing. So, what was disappointing is that she was obviously not even aware that this tale had been told for decades, maybe centuries, and it is not clear that it had any truly beneficial effects on learning except perhaps for those students who were willing to hold marbles or ball bearings over a brass plate while studying in case they fell asleep. As I said, maybe more later.
I am so happy for finding this video...Thanks a lot Mrs. Barbara.
SQ3R Survey, Question, Read, Recall,Review technique and
POMODORO technique you have shared in your website have changed my style of reading things from just wasting my time through reading and rereading to grasping and recalling them easily. I am going to share this to all my whatsapp groups.
Just to add to what she said, in order to learn better you need to first have the mindset that intelligence is not a static genetic thing, it's something that can be improved. That you can be better from trying and practising, it's called the growth mindset, something that all the most successful people in their fields have.
I'm writing this just for me to test (test, test, test) how much I learnt. I remember the picture of her husband and that it was funny. Conclusion, you learn through images and humor. I remember the pinball analogy. That was clever, you need to go to "new places" by giving the ball more space. And the stories about the inventors ---> once stuck, relax and collect the ideas from diffuse mode. And the pomodoro technique if you tend to procrastinate but I knew about that before. Slow learners being like hikers. Understanding very important but practice and repetition are needed. And practice and repetition.
I Know there are a lot of comments, that probably will prevent you from reading my question, but is this about learning or about applying what you learn, is being creative is as the same as being a super learner?
you are talking in this video about men who thought differently >>>> not about men that can learn a lot of things?
This is brilliant but missing one major component. Motivation. I have a PhD and have been an engineer all of my life. I have discovered and use essentially every technique this brilliant professor teaches.
But unless one is motivated to learn, who cares? Why bother?
Some people, many in fact are motivated by external factors. Many are motivated by goals. I was never one of those. My motivation was always internal. I would, and still do, dream up a project I wanted to do, find a way to fund it and then do it.
If I lost interest in something no external pressure could renew my interest. I am 75 years old, write programs and write stories daily. Here are some things I am interested in. https://satoshiwatch.com/ now. And http://www.utdallas.edu/~dzdu/cs6363/Chinese.htm
Good clean fun,
I recommend this video, its awesome, also review the lecture of Marty Lobdell: Study less, study smart, Robert bjork desirable difficulties and Thomas Frank youtube channel. These resources will help you a lot.
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и других законов,
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для решения спора.
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