Learning to Learn
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Learning to Learn

Maximize your learning by broadening and deepening your understanding of what is involved in learning
4.4 (92 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
6,488 students enrolled
Created by Dr Neil Thompson
Last updated 2/2018
English [Auto]
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course you should be in a position to maximize your learning
  • In this course you will develop a better understanding of how learning works, how it can be blocked and how you can make the most of the learning opportunities you will encounter in future
  • There are no specific requirements for this course. All you need is an interest in, and a commitment to, getting the most out of the learning opportunities that come your way.

Welcome to this e-learning course developed and produced by Dr Neil Thompson and hosted by Udemy. Neil is a well-published author in the people professions field, an international conference speaker and sought-after consultant.The overall aim of this course is to help you broaden and deepen your understanding of what is involved in learning, what can prevent it from happening and what you can do to maximize your learning.

Learning is part of everyday life and something we are very familiar with. But, that does not mean that we are making the most of the learning opportunities we encounter. Indeed, it is fair to say that, despite the emphasis on the importance of learning, relatively few people achieve optimal learning. This is because we can be so focused on getting our job done that we don't leave room for drawing out the learning from our daily experience.

This course has been developed to help you understand what is involved in learning, how learning can be blocked and what can be done to make sure that you learn as much as you reasonably can.

The course comprises a short introductory video followed by six main ‘lessons’, a concluding video and certificate of completion. It is best if you follow the course in the set order, as each lesson builds on the previous ones. From time to time you will be directed to your Module Companion E-book. You will need to download this from Lecture 2 and print it out. It will then be very useful for you (a) to take notes to consolidate your learning as you progress through the program; and (b) to undertake the exercises that are a core element of the course. Please ensure that you have a printed copy of the Module Companion E-book available before you commence Lesson 1.

The course is roughly equivalent to a full day's study, but can be completed in your own time and at your own pace; you don't have to complete it all in one go. Leave the course and come back to it whenever you like.

We very much hope you find this course not only interesting but also of practical benefit in maximizing your learning!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in improving their ability to learn can benefit from this course. So, whatever your occupation or background, whether you are interested for personal or professional reasons, this course will have much to offer you.
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 03:46:23
+ Introduction
2 lectures 02:40

This is a short introductory video that gives you an overview of the course. Watch this before you make a start on Lesson One.

Preview 02:40

This is the Module Companion E-book that you will need to print out. It provides you with somewhere to take notes as you work your way through the course and also contains the exercises that are associated with the main learning materials. So, it is an important part of your learning experience to help you get as much out of the course as possible.

Module Companion E-book - please print me out!
24 pages
+ Lesson 1: Why is learning to learn so important?
4 lectures 32:20
Lesson1b: Active learning
Lesson1c: Professional expectations
+ Lesson 2: How does learning happen?
3 lectures 29:35
Lesson2a: Learning processes
Lesson2b: Skill development
Lesson2c: Theory and practice
+ Lesson 3: Where does learning come from?
3 lectures 37:47
Lesson3a: Reflective practice
Lesson3b: Other sources of learning
Lesson3c: Communities of learning
+ Lesson 4: What approaches to learning are there?
3 lectures 40:28
Lesson4a: Learning styles and beyond
Lesson4b: Dimensions of learning
Lesson4c: Self-directed learning
+ Lesson 5: What can get in the way of learning?
3 lectures 37:21
Lesson5a: Twenty obstacles to learning - Part one
Lesson5b: Obstacles to learning - Part two
Lesson5c: The importance of support
+ Lesson 6: How can we make learning happen?
3 lectures 18:34
Lesson6a: Openness to learning
Lesson6b: Capitalizing on opportunities
Lesson6c: Obstacles to learning - Part three
+ End Matter
3 lectures 03:37
Concluding video
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