Barbara Oakley | Learning How to Learn | Talks at Google

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8 жыл бұрын

About the Book:
Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the 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 newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.
In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science-secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions-you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A Mind for Numbers shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!
About the Author:
Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has received many awards for her teaching, including the coveted National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.
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Joe Miyaki
Joe Miyaki 7 жыл бұрын
19:00 - How to overcome procrastination... task, time, no focus on pain - then reward... 22:00 good guidelines... exercise importance around 28:00... good metaphor 33:00... 38:00 awesome awesome awesome... 47:00 the absolute best way to read
Lei Li
Lei Li 7 ай бұрын
M are
Gillian Murphy
Gillian Murphy 11 ай бұрын
@C4rb0neum I don't see your notes or timestamps to help outline everything for others. The whole gift horse expression comes to mind.
Repamp Ghana
Repamp Ghana Жыл бұрын
Josie Poblete
Josie Poblete Жыл бұрын
Albert Ng
Albert Ng Жыл бұрын
S R 7 жыл бұрын
She seems to be kind and encouraging teacher, her students must be lucky to have her
Iche 10 ай бұрын
She's so lucky, she's a star.
Supreet Kumar
Supreet Kumar 3 жыл бұрын
@certified publication is it newer version of hehehe
certified publication
certified publication 4 жыл бұрын
drtransistor 3 жыл бұрын
Very thoughtful yet humble presenter, which is a lesson in itself. The Q&A session starting at 51:21 is as valuable as the talk itself.
David Kennaugh
David Kennaugh 4 жыл бұрын
One of the most enlightening and interesting talks I have ever watched. I am a dyslexic and this explanation of what goes on when learning is very relevant, dyslexics are top down learners. Thank you Barbara I will watch this more than once.
Sami Pan
Sami Pan Жыл бұрын
She is not only a great teacher but came across as a compassionate human being by also touching on the fears and insecurities we all face and gave solutions for them as well . So thoughtful !
Moshe Fabrikant
Moshe Fabrikant Жыл бұрын
13:00 If you don't know something diffuse your brain 14:40 Use your relaxing brain to help you with the focused brain 22:30 Learn, sleep. And use pomodoro 30:30 Just focus 36:30 Chunk concepts 45:50 Do homework straight after the lesson, do quizzes. 54:00 Create some stories in chunks 1:04:00 Interleave, use small chunks of the big picture and connect them
Pradeep Tiwari
Pradeep Tiwari 6 жыл бұрын
Nice talk really liked it, here is my note, feel free to add if I missed anything 1. Focused mode and diffused mode - thinking - Switching between two modes of thinking - learning current subject makes quicker a. Unable to come up with solutions - go for a walk .. etc 2. Combat Procrastination using Pomodoro technique - focus of time not on “Completion” of task. 3. Sleep - Take good rest - it cleans brain toxins and helps for new leaning connections 4. Exercise - yes Walking in an exercise 5. Practice and Repetition - moves patterns from working memory into long term memory a. Spaced repetitions is much better 6. Attention - and create chunks of information 7. Homework - do it more than once and see if you can play it in your mind? 8. Recall - Recall 9. Passion - Follow your passion but BROADEN your passion
Repamp Ghana
Repamp Ghana Жыл бұрын
A Chad catboy
A Chad catboy 2 жыл бұрын
What is missing from your sleep point unfortunately is the brilliant before and after image of the neuronal synapses forming after 24 hours of learning + sleep. I really believe this is an image that everyone should bear witness to.
Klaire Hoang
Klaire Hoang 2 жыл бұрын
Interleaving - switch between concepts and techniques to build flexibility People without math background tends to default on their mortgage
Joseph Placencia
Joseph Placencia 3 жыл бұрын
Salamat dito.
Jonathan Wick
Jonathan Wick 3 жыл бұрын
C 2 жыл бұрын
Her positive outlook is really contagious. Her life story is an inspiration.
Brian Loftus
Brian Loftus 3 жыл бұрын
This is the best lecture I have heard on KZbin. Thank you to Ms. Oakley. I have had imposter syndrome my entire career and it has set me back. Your presentation was engaging throughout the entire hour, which is difficult.
Relentless !!
Relentless !! 6 ай бұрын
That really resonates with me dude!
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name 6 ай бұрын
2 modes- Focused mode Diffused mode Pinball machine representation in brain When you are stuck on a problem, you need to use the diffused mode instead Go for a run, go for a shower, something to get your mind off it So that you can go to diffused mode You need to go back and forth between the modes to solve the problem So it takes time It takes time to learn things Procrastination is like an addiction Use Pomodoro technique Sleep is important When you sleep new synaptic connections are being formed Have many sleep-learning cycles again and again instead of cramming Exercise is profoundly helpful by enhancing the ability of new neurons to survive 4 slots of working memory Imagine octopus with 4 tentacles Distractions take tentacles away Practice makes permanent Spaced repetition Chunk forming Learn more chunks and join them You can make similarly structured chunks Less focused means you likely have potential for way higher creativity Slower speed means that you are not skipping the conclusions that faster brain people are Tests are extremely useful
Yonas Meshesha
Yonas Meshesha 5 жыл бұрын
This is so informative, worth listening to the whole talk! A lot of the things that Professor Oakley is talking about are things that I've felt in my first quarter at University, and it's really useful to hear it in this format, so I can put the techniques to use in the future!
- m7k0z7 -
- m7k0z7 - 4 жыл бұрын
The last point about the importance of mathematics and science, I agree with that. I'm actually planning to study medicine (I'm currently in prep year), but I'm thinking of taking courses in "advanced mathematics" like calculus and other similar math courses (having them as side tracks parallel to my main study path), because mathematics helps you develop problem solving and critical thinking skills that are very essential. But the thing is; these skills don't grow on trees, you can't just aquire these skills in one day. You have to -as mentioned- practice, do spaced repetition, and be very consistent; to the point where you're sharp as a razor blade. The more time you stay away from practicing an idea, the more it becomes "difficult" to get back on track with your learning, because you have a lot of things to re-study in order to catch up. So it would be better to start with the consistency then keep it up (by studying and reviewing past topics then looking forward -and repeat). This will allow for achievable sustained learning.
jcherrera104 5 жыл бұрын
I am glad that someone asked about the speed of reading. I remember being in grade school when we were doing silent reading. I would feel embarased if I was last to finish my reading assignment so i would end up reading faster but cause of it I never grasp what I had read. I wish there was someone to tell me that it did not matter how you learn or how slow or fast but rather that you retained the information.
Rosalyn Adekunle
Rosalyn Adekunle 7 жыл бұрын
This lecture is fantastic! Your explanations are so clear.
Pipoca da nati
Pipoca da nati Жыл бұрын
Simplesmente a melhor aula! Já vou comprar o livro.
Sebi Reid
Sebi Reid 2 жыл бұрын
Her strategies about how to overcome procrastination LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE. Love this woman!
Paul D
Paul D 5 ай бұрын
@Channel X I think he referring to the part where the speaker tells to work for only 25 minutes on the task you are willing to procrastinate.
Channel X
Channel X 7 ай бұрын
Bro, could you please tell. What all did you do? And How?
Winux Worx
Winux Worx 4 жыл бұрын
This is incredible! it gives purpose to every human specially to those who think they're not good enough. Your reason to exist is magnified by this great speech.
Morning Dew Academic
Morning Dew Academic 2 жыл бұрын
She is so inspirational! I just got her book and it's a resource I'm using in my thesis paper. I've always been amazed by how we learn and that's what I'm studying!
James Nguyen
James Nguyen Жыл бұрын
3min into it, i can already tell. lol
Denny 2 жыл бұрын
Pomodoro técnica : - dedicate 25 min sin distracciones, concéntrate en el tiempo. -incrementa el tiempo cada vez más -Duerme bien 8 horas. -Ejercitate: gym and walks. - Focus total para tener acceso, no multitasking. -despedaza en partes cada tema para que después los relaciones. - si aprendes algo recuerdalo, inmediatamente. -haz test para ver si aprendiste. - enseña y discute. -haz analogías y simplifica. - amplia tu pasión.
Naj Qazi
Naj Qazi 2 жыл бұрын
Barbara is an amazing teacher and a wonderful author 👍
Sebastian Pye
Sebastian Pye 6 жыл бұрын
I loved this talk. Also, I watched it while procrastinating a lot of other stuff.
Ron Жыл бұрын
maybe you should "Learn how to not procrastinate" in another google talk
Luis D. Sanchez Martinez
Luis D. Sanchez Martinez 2 жыл бұрын
Abdolkarim Tahanasab
Abdolkarim Tahanasab 2 жыл бұрын
Jordan Kinsley y u
Abdolkarim Tahanasab
Abdolkarim Tahanasab 2 жыл бұрын
Jordan Kinsley jfkt TX a mi
Shawn the Sheep
Shawn the Sheep 2 жыл бұрын
Haha same
Bhanu Prakash
Bhanu Prakash 2 жыл бұрын
Firstly thanks a lot madam for your presentation. Points she focussed as follows: 1. Focused Mode and Diffuse mode learning and how to connect both while learning. 2. Pomodoro technique to improve focus. Where not to focus on pain but on work. Eg. Pain in process of learning is like "target to be completed" Instead of that focus on process. 3. Sleep and exercise plays major role In the process of assimilation of knowledge you are learning. So sleep well, exercise daily and learn and repeat the cycle. 4. It's okay to have poor memory. It's just takes little more time in learning. You will enjoy the flavour which might have missed by speedy minds. 5. Imposter syndrome. It's quite common among us and just be aware of that. 6. Do the homework and just practice as much as you can till you will feel ultra comfortable. 7. The most valuable technique "RECALL" what you read or listened or learned. Which am doing now. 8. Learn judicially with classmates or colleagues which helps a lot. 9. Explain the concept so a 10 year old can understand which is my favourite among all. 10.Last but not least just read her book "A MIND FOR NUMBERS" by BARBARA OAKLEY and Course on learning how to learn which is absolutely free. I will definitely read and complete the course. Once again Thank you mam ❤ for your huge research. I will follow your 👣.
Sankar- Ungal Nanban
Sankar- Ungal Nanban 5 ай бұрын
Thanks for writing it in detail. Practice makes permanent . Learning through practice and repetition. Using interleaved method for learning Work on widening passion.
M Ts
M Ts 2 жыл бұрын
She is amazing 😇 explains so easily to understand about this topic 🙏🏻
Temecca Abram
Temecca Abram Жыл бұрын
Barbara Oakley is brilliant in articulating the process of learning, and in simple ways that everyone can understand. I pray that she has a chance to speak to all our kids (K-12) around the country about learning how to learn.
Justinas Beinorius
Justinas Beinorius 3 жыл бұрын
Here is a little trick for Book Readers. When you're reading and get distracted by thoughts don't blame yourself. Attach the source of disturbance to page numbers. They easily take it and usually don't reply back. Great talk by Barbara.
Nobody Жыл бұрын
Can you explain it again but in more easy way
Ezinma88 2 жыл бұрын
Really enjoy learning from Barbara. She has a great teaching approach.
delatroy 6 жыл бұрын
What a brilliant lecture and beautifully presented
giuseppe Giuse
giuseppe Giuse 4 жыл бұрын
TRUE.... I've learned 4 languages and math thru calculus unknowingly using her theory/methods. So, all she says rings a bell and I agree!!
Waqas Rana
Waqas Rana 2 жыл бұрын
She is unarguably a good teacher!
John G
John G 5 жыл бұрын
Dr. Barbara Oakley, thank you very much for your deep insights. "The mind is a terrible thing to waste." --Great teacher.
Vick Kara
Vick Kara 2 жыл бұрын
Wow, she has articulated and joined some random insights that I’ve had a someone with adhd! I was starting to feel sorry for myself for not having a race car brain. Envying people who process things fast. Then with the ideas, I come up with a lot of ideas but feel inadequate to communicate them as I’m not good at executing. This helps me see myself as different and not inferior.
Online with Mathuto
Online with Mathuto 7 ай бұрын
Loved this. This overlaps beautifully with a concept explored by Dr Carl S. Dweck called the 'growth mindset'. This scientific perspective really gives life to the psychological perspective. Thank you!
M E 4 жыл бұрын
That is a very excellent lecture. It wrapped up and confirmed of the recent results in study of learning and building expertise. I think when she said that switching between focused and diffused modes is important in retaining more knowledge is perfectly match well with Anders Ericsson idea of how experts build their expertise by create a mental representations of subjects and problems which raise in their domain. Since focused mode capture the essentials of the subject matter as chunks, I think when we switch to diffused mode we create connections between these chunks in much more like a full mental image. Ericsson also argues that images works well with memory retention because images is more linked to our sensory experience for which it can easily save in our long-term memory. Repetitions and recalling help to enforce and cement the connections between the new neural patterns representing our mental representations which also represent our chunked learning experience! So, I think the sequence is in this way: Focused and Diffused modes --> Chunked information-->Mental representations-->Repetition and recalling-->Practice and Enforcement.REPEAT!
Thee Greatest Ever
Thee Greatest Ever Жыл бұрын
Absolutely loved that point about passion and I totally agree!
xFanatical Жыл бұрын
I just watched a number of videos one after the other and I am really amazed by them! Thanks for delivering such interesting videos and super compact and helpful information
Lara Erikson
Lara Erikson 3 жыл бұрын
I really love this lecture she gives hope to students at any level to achieve success in education.
SkyTechBits 4 жыл бұрын
I have always been this way of learning how to learn since first grade, but found that in order to be accepted by people (including family), I had to neglect being this way and lower my education for them or else would be neglected, ignored, abused, etc. I feel like there are two people inside, one who loves learning the most technical details of everything all the time, and one who has to forget about that in order to survive with people I have to depend on (boss, friend, co-worker, etc). It's very frustrating and exhausting. Right now everything is out there for free so I don't know how to form a career that actually will pay the bills again so that I can get my independence back again.
D Cro
D Cro 3 жыл бұрын
"Don't just follow your passions, broaden your passions, and you lives will be greatly enriched." Oakley. Well stated.
Rao Sensei
Rao Sensei 4 жыл бұрын
getting kids to sit down and study or learn or whatever is the challenge I've faced all my life as a Teacher.....Studying all this stuff doesn't solve the problem for lazy people...This will only help people who can push themselves like Oakley...There is no substitute to pushing yourself...We get a few tips on how to push ourselves, but the grunt work has to done by me or I remain a blue collar loser...What a nightmare our life becomes if we can't push ourselves
Srishti Sreekumar
Srishti Sreekumar 7 жыл бұрын
Wonderful lecture:) Made me look at learning in a whole new perspective!
Terise Lang
Terise Lang 2 жыл бұрын
I always found memorizing challenging, but thanks for the positive interpretation of the tradeoff--a ton of creativity. People often vented their frustration about my slow thinking process, too, but apparently slow minds are more flexible. I can live with that.
Carol Crow
Carol Crow Жыл бұрын
Amazing! I have ADHD and have naturally but randomly used the time technique to take away the pain that comes from thinking about something I don't want but have to do as a way of motivating myself. For example when I microwave something I use that time to motivate me, I will try and finish washing the dishes before the timer goes off, if I finish before the timer goes off I will sweep the floor and so on. I am so glad I bumped into your talk!
anthony butto
anthony butto 3 жыл бұрын
"I am going to be doing a training course, and it's going to be my priority mentioning this to every teacher I find and meet; for I believe that there are many people out there in this world; regardless what country it's in that feel like they are failures, and can never do what everyone else does when there is really no such thing as failure." "Failure for everyone is only an experience when people get it wrong, and that is what's so beautiful about history. Everybody from past experience learns from past mistakes, regardless what topic it may be or what career you are doing."
3e3op88 7 жыл бұрын
Learning how to learn should be a foundational subject taught in every school. Incredibly, it's not.
Another Comment
Another Comment 4 ай бұрын
What the heck does that mean? Isn't that what parents should do????
Javier Rodríguez
Javier Rodríguez Жыл бұрын
Reason being, the people at the top don’t want you to think for yourself and change the system and most certainly, they don’t want you to overthrow them from their positions
rajveer Жыл бұрын
Joshua L
Joshua L Жыл бұрын
Well, the science of learning is no older than 50 years old and schools have been around for much longer and their subject matters even longer, to add most people are conservative in temperament, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that schools do not teach the science of learning or implement these methodologies. However, your frustrations is understandable; school sucks.
AbdErraouf Kader
AbdErraouf Kader 10 ай бұрын
really good questions and reason I failed in math in high school (I'm a blockchain developer now) was that I was constantly asking about how we are going to use those concepts, so I just gave up on math after the teachers were not able to answer my questions, and this little dumb decision had a huge impact on my studies since the math was the main factor I was a good student and also a bad one. I think kids must be told and learnd those concepts early to be aware of the importance of each subject. Other thing I want to know is how to combine between the 40% rule of David Goggins and what Barbara was saying about the bomodoro technique and mind focus?
Angelo 2 жыл бұрын
Btw, about procrastination she says that it is an addiction, because it feels good to avoid the initial pain by focusing on more pleasant tasks. But if you constantly avoid what you choose to do it will get very detrimental to your life. So the trick is just to get used to that initial pain, to have a bigger pain tolerance, and just go through it. It lasts for a few minutes, then you can focus on the task. And when you start thinking about everything else, just allow those thoughts to drift away, exactly like when meditating, and return focusing on the task. When there is a lot of chaos in rhe thoughts, it is time to diffuse thinking: it could be going for a run, a walk, or relaxing until a key fall from your hand. But it is important to switch from the focused mode, or you wont get new important link
Braien Kris
Braien Kris 5 ай бұрын
By far to me this is the best video in KZbin 🙌🙌🙌....I rewatch it everyday to relearn more and more. Thanks, Barbara Oakley and Talks at Google 👏
Angelo 2 жыл бұрын
29:20 from this point starts the really interesting part about how can you get the big picture by putting together chunks of information that you have already moved to the long-term memory through recall and spaced repetition - spaced repetition is not about rewieving always the same subject to boringly memorize it but is about getting new links that you couldn't see before (before she talks about sleep, exercise, procrastination and the pomodoro technique, and illustrates the differences between focused and diffused mode)
Claudio Theobaldo
Claudio Theobaldo 5 жыл бұрын
She's super upbeat and speaks very clear, loved it!
J. Erickson
J. Erickson 6 жыл бұрын
I have a very high personal debt with Coursera, Barbara and Dr. Terry Sejnowski. This course basically changed my life. Awesome advice.
Nigel Cochran
Nigel Cochran 2 жыл бұрын
Hi Barbara - Really finding the first part of your presentation interesting. As indicated on my earlier presentation I am starting now with my early days; which covers my 1st 28 years - • Born in Saint Asaph - North Wales, (1949) years my parents lived in shop above Kerfoot’s where my Dad was working. Post war he remained in the British Army for short while collecting damaged military equipment, for re- engineering etc. • My brother Andrew was born 3 years latter in (1952) & we both joined Colwyn Bay Primary School, an old pre-war school. While there was already the 11+ examination which put forward children into the local Grammar school. Many teachers were either much older generation or not properly trained because other war time jobs. • My mother was the first person to notice this - it was not at school. The family as you can imagine was very concerned indeed. In this time dyslexia were virtually unknown, there were some experts who written up about this but books, but very limited in publication, & not regular book shops! In primary school you were just thought of as “Thick or Stupid” • Once a week we were taught welsh for 30 mins each week. • Primary schools’ disciplines were punished by the beating by the teacher using the slipper - this would be undertaken in front of the whole class. In many respects I was very fortunate that we spent the whole six week's shool summer holiday at my Grandfather's farm in Weymouth - Dorset. Both Andrew & learnt so much in this time - which I will refer again to later
Fellow Traveler
Fellow Traveler 7 жыл бұрын
What a brilliant lecture. Awesome!
Ivan J
Ivan J 5 жыл бұрын
Great questions - brilliant answers. Great content overall.
Ruslan ULKO
Ruslan ULKO 2 жыл бұрын
Молодец! Очень полезная лекция!
Noel Maronilla
Noel Maronilla 26 күн бұрын
Explanation is clear. Good questions were asked and were answered with enlightenment. Good talk.
Seth Louis
Seth Louis 5 жыл бұрын
watched this while washing the dishes. half way through. she's a good speaker. speaks clearly and in a way we can understand like with her metaphors. Excellent. She also has a lot of information and actual things to say unlike lots of speakers who just talk for a long time and really say nothing
Mamunur Rashid
Mamunur Rashid 7 жыл бұрын
Wonderful lecture...Her book is also a great one,very informative.
NewPlan Man
NewPlan Man Жыл бұрын
I love this lecture. It confirmed and illuminated additional ideas I have about learning. Way to go Google.
Thorben Petersen
Thorben Petersen 6 жыл бұрын
Barbara is an excellent teacher - I had the pleasure to participate from Denmark in Barbara's global course delivered on the Coursera platform some time ago: "Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects", University of California, San Diego - In all modesty: Grade Achieved: 97.3% with Distinction. Her book "A Mind for Numbers" is equally excellent" - Time Well Spent I will not hesitate to claim! :)
lena realtysky
lena realtysky 4 жыл бұрын
Incredible lecture! Bravo!!!
Kayote Жыл бұрын
Loved this. So dense, accessible & helpful. Loved the talk!
Daniel Serrano
Daniel Serrano 5 жыл бұрын
"Learning How to Learn", the course, is one of the most inspiring pieces of knowledge there is. I'd recommend everybody to take the course, you wont regret it.
Alpha Leonis
Alpha Leonis 3 жыл бұрын
I took her coursera class. It was very enjoyable. This video covered a lot of what was in the class in one fell swoop, though there is some extra stuff in the class. For people who are interested, it's 100% free unless you want a certificate proving you took the class, then you have to pay for it, but if you just want to go and take the class for fun, it's free. Do it!
Geeky Mino
Geeky Mino 2 жыл бұрын
This was an amazing talk. The concept that we have focused and diffused mode of our brain which we need to alternate through to solve problems was amazing.
Repamp Ghana
Repamp Ghana Жыл бұрын
Nigel Cochran
Nigel Cochran 2 жыл бұрын
Nigel Cochran - Barabara; I have really enjoyed " Mind for Numbers" & I think it is helpful for for those taking part to review some of the pages - I have listed my 1st choices - Page 11 Focused V Diffuse Thinking + Page 13 The Focused Mode - Tight Pinball Machine. + Page 15 - Results on thinking on visions with two differant results Pinball. Page 19 - The Diffuse Mode - a spread out of Pinball Machine + Counterintutive Creativity. Barabara I hope this helps others with their reviews on this stage on " Learning How to Learn" - Thank you Barabara once again for all your help Nigel
Elona Doda
Elona Doda 2 жыл бұрын
What a lovely teacher and a person she is 😊
3 mOn3y
3 mOn3y 2 жыл бұрын
one word, awesome. this woman is magic explaining, make jokes, is interesting etc, all professors in the world should explain that way.
Venkat J
Venkat J Жыл бұрын
Very nicely explained and informative. Some of these techniques and learning methods we use it unknowingly.
Raul Trigo
Raul Trigo 2 жыл бұрын
I knew it...many of these ideas exposed I experienced myself...they do work...of course I've learn much more from this talk....awesome talk!!!
SkyTechBits 4 жыл бұрын
I love tests because they let me know for real how I'm doing with the knowledge, except the timed part creates lots of anxiety. I'm always worried that I will forget something because of the anxiety of the time clock ticking. I never had a good grasp at keeping track of time, however, am always able to focus on quality. I'm the slower thinker who is always creating images of things all the time. This lady provides hope for a good future as I try to sort out what I'm going to do next.
Charlotte Zamor
Charlotte Zamor 7 жыл бұрын
I've been doing this since years and never thought of it as a technic lol. I'm an A+ student and she is so right about all of this. You just gotta understand everything that you're learning. If you miss something it blocks the rest of your understanding. By understanding and being able to deeply get it and explain it with your own vision, the whole subject will naturally build up itself in your mind to finally become a big chunk of accurate elements. By doing this you'll also see that what you actually learn in college or whatever will naturally apply in your daily life and make you understand more sides of this world that you didn't know. That's it. Very well explanation.
- m7k0z7 -
- m7k0z7 - 4 жыл бұрын
@Rubber man burning flowers It's not about that, you may get stuck one time and try and wonder how to study a course more effectively, then you read or watch videos on how to do that then experiment what you learned, and then evaluate its effectiveness. As the saying says "Success is in the details", if you know all the small details about the course and you were able to explain them in the most simplest ways, then -and only then- you'll be able to map through your knowledge and be able to answer any given question, because you'e got it all figured.
Jihad Al Mahdi جهاد المهدي
Jihad Al Mahdi جهاد المهدي 4 жыл бұрын
@Rubber man burning flowers She must have talent on cognitive psychology because she has already subconsciously practice what scientists have researched? That's like saying I have a talent in muscular physiology because I know that working out gives me big muscles.
Weareallbeingwatched 4 жыл бұрын
I see no other way to learn, y'know.
Sean Paulson
Sean Paulson 4 жыл бұрын
Agreed. I was home schooled some, so i learned to teach my self at a young age. I use this with youtube videos when learning something. if i dont understand it i just watch someone elses youtube video until i get it. different explanations stick for different people. You just have to look at it a different way. (sorry if this was messy i was just writing as i was thinking. lol) Not going to win any awards for this comment but hope you get my drift.
Rubber man burning flowers
Rubber man burning flowers 4 жыл бұрын
Maybe you are born with strong working memory and be you got talent on cognitive psychology. what she brought up here are part of cognitive psychological research topics and some relevant to brain science
Libia Taylor
Libia Taylor 5 ай бұрын
Brilliant exposition packed w great practical strategies to learn.
julie baldwin
julie baldwin 2 жыл бұрын
Very informative and interesting lecture I think I will repeat it! Thank you!
Eriko Sancristobal
Eriko Sancristobal 2 жыл бұрын
I returned to school after 10 yers of absence to study a master in science, and I have noticed I have experienced similar situations and thought things like “maths and science are not for me”, “this or that is an useless thing to learn”, etcetera. And i am just realizing that I lost the habit of doing practice and repetitions of problems and prepare for tests. Thanks for sharing this talk Google.
Unumandakh Bayandelger
Unumandakh Bayandelger 5 жыл бұрын
Learned more than I had expected while coming here. Thanks for the great talk!
DhARTData 10 ай бұрын
Very informative. I like the last part: don't follow your passion, broaden your passion.
Aboriginal Geekster
Aboriginal Geekster 4 жыл бұрын
59:58 math practice and repetition can be made fun. I have yet to knowingly done calculus yet I’m sure with a bit of creativity it can be made fun, interesting and entertaining. I’ve received every grade out the book. Which made me noticed that my grades would drop due to loss of interest. I would have to implement some sort of entertaining functionality into my studies. Usually tying it to how learning it will improve my enjoyment of life by getting to do more of what I want or just being more efficient at things that I have to do to live.
Sam George
Sam George 7 жыл бұрын
Superb talk, reinforces what I have learnt over the years on How to Learn...
Da_ReeL BK
Da_ReeL BK 3 жыл бұрын
This was very informative. I'm going to order the book also. Thank you Prof. Oakley
rexylem 3 жыл бұрын
time stamp for myself or anyone interested 9:00 - focused mode vs diffuse mode 17:30 - procrastination and pomodoro technique 22:30 - sleep ongoing, not finished yet.
Brian Loftus
Brian Loftus 3 жыл бұрын
Thanks. I am also taking my time through this lecture. It is very enjoyable
VagabondCalebDEAD 5 жыл бұрын
I definitely think its possible to learn to read and comprehend faster. It is VITAL to understand rhythm I think though. I think we think language most coherently when it flows in a consistent rhythm. You can adjust the rate of reading and writing but it would be done best at a consistent, flowing rhythm. Does anyone else have opinions on this? I only have my personal experiences where I feel I have definitely significantly approved my typing and reading speed with a rhythmic approach. I got this idea from thinking about typing/drumming.
Mark Brown
Mark Brown 5 жыл бұрын
This was truly an excellent talk! Thanks!
Noccki Жыл бұрын
World-class lecture. Thank You.
e sh
e sh 5 жыл бұрын
what she explains about imposter syndrome was amazing. I thought I am the only person in the world with this frustrating feeling. happy to know there other persons like me, maybe we can overcome that.​
Digital Surfer
Digital Surfer 2 жыл бұрын
I was watching this video as a procrastination from work, but the video is quite long and a bit complex, but very interesting nevertheless, so I procrastinated again, and kept the video paused for more than a month, and finally finished it... and now finally going back to work. Very good video though, and very clear answers. Thank you!
Mohammad Maniat
Mohammad Maniat 2 жыл бұрын
thank you, Barbara Oakley, and Talk Google for sharing the good lesson that anyone needs.
Keith Mc
Keith Mc 4 жыл бұрын
I wish I had read Barbara Oakley’s books when going to school. I accidentally did some of it when given an essay assignment, simply because I walked to and from university. But when it came to math, I was too focused and used the counter productive method of brute force.
3vol lady
3vol lady 4 жыл бұрын
I miss her voice. I sampled the "Learning how to Learn" course through Coursa that she taught, loved it! She's an amazing educator.
Andrew Hirsh
Andrew Hirsh 3 жыл бұрын
What an incredible woman! Barbara’s course on Coursera is great!
Repamp Ghana
Repamp Ghana Жыл бұрын
Ganesh Lokesh
Ganesh Lokesh 2 жыл бұрын
Amazing talk! Thank you for uploading incredible content for free!
Marve Deiparine
Marve Deiparine Жыл бұрын
I can focus better when I write everything down on lectures, but some profs don't like it. They get conscious or distracted even by the slightest movement. I'm glad we've switched to online learning now.
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge 7 жыл бұрын
59:50 - It is great to hear Barbara Oakley state that there is an over-emphasis on "math is fun" in the USA today. Right on!
Joan 2 жыл бұрын
Very nice lecture. And today my son took his PE exam! Meditation can certainly help.
Byron Flores
Byron Flores 2 жыл бұрын
Simple but valuable advise. Thank you for sharing!
- m7k0z7 -
- m7k0z7 - 4 жыл бұрын
Studying something, 6 phases: Phase 1: get exposed to all of the material Phase 2: take each main thing and study it thoroughly Phase 3: do the same thing for other main ideas Phase 4: review all the ideas Phase 5: practice and try to interconnect everything Phase 6: practice with your new understanding until it become like ABCD to you.
Frog Eyes
Frog Eyes 5 жыл бұрын
Great lecture for creative learning skill !
Ana Midori
Ana Midori 2 жыл бұрын
It motivated me to study some topics that I need to navigate in my environment. Thank you!
Margaret Stevens
Margaret Stevens 7 жыл бұрын
so helpful. thank you for a great talk!
Rahmat Rad
Rahmat Rad 5 жыл бұрын
Thanks, it was very helpful and great lecture 👌👌👌
Prabhu Singh
Prabhu Singh 6 жыл бұрын
Awesome inspiring talk.
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