Aug 27 2018

Workshop: Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Master Tough Subjects

In this presentation, we will deep into the brain to present practically useful information about how you can more easily master new and difficult material—which can also help improve your teaching. 

Place: NIFU, Tøyen, Økernveien 9
Time: Monday. 17. September 2018, 13 to 17 hrs

The workshop is led by Oslo EdTech, with NIFU as host.

In this presentation, we will deep into the brain to present practically useful information about how you can more easily master new and difficult material—which can also help improve your teaching.

  • Learn from a neuroscientific perspective why it’s perfectly normal to not understand something difficult the first time you encounter it.  You’ll see how to leverage your knowledge of how your brain works to do better on tests and to inoculate yourself (and the children in your life) against feelings of frustration and failure when something seems difficult to learn.
  • See what the patterns of expertise look like in the brain, and learn how to build those patterns more quickly and with less frustration.
  • Discover simple tools to tackle procrastination. (You might be surprised to learn that even just thinkingabout something you don’t like causes your brain to experience pain.)
  • Learn the surprising advantages of having a bad memory and sometimes being a slower learner.

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University and co-creator of the world’s most popular online course, Learning How to Learn, a UC San Diego Coursera course with more than 2.5 million registered students. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science is an international best-seller that has been translated into a dozen languages, and her most recent book is Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying. Dr. Oakley has given workshops at Harvard, Stanford, Google and numerous education institutions around the world, but this is the first time she will hold a workshop in Norway.

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For more information, contact
Cathrine Tømte, Research Professor, Higher Education
cathrine.tomte@nifu.no
(+47) 960 94 014 / (+47) 91 89 71 94