SMART LEARNING - Brain-Based Speed Learning & Deep Knowledge
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SMART LEARNING - Brain-Based Speed Learning & Deep Knowledge

Lectures on how your brain and memory works, neuroscience, mind mapping and strategies for superlearner success
4.5 (45 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,731 students enrolled
Created by Barry Mapp
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • make learning effortless and enjoyable
  • understand more about how the brain works
  • grasp the main ideas about what helps and what hinders learning
  • develop strategies to help both adults and children learn and remember
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  • A grasp of English but otherwise no special skills

This course was originally designed for Parents and teachers to help the children in their care become effective learners. However it soon became clear from the course feedback about how helpful this course is to everyone. For many of us school actually sabotaged our natural learning abilities so this course, whatever your age, can get your natural learning abilities back on track.

So how can we best encourage effective learning?

If we enjoy learning, we are 8/10ths of the way to becoming good learners and great students. However If we don't or didn't enjoy ‘school’, or college and learning is a 'chore', then we struggle. If it is us doing the ‘teaching’ and the ‘students’ are our own children for example, then unless they have our understanding, our unconditional love and our continuing support we can actually sabotage their best efforts (as this course demonstrates).

Let us not forget that Einstein was a late talker, a slow learner and did very poorly at school. Many highly successful people received poor reports at school. So whatever your age now, your performance at school is or was not a good predictor about how successful you can be. So let's take the pressure off and focus on what we do well and let's stop doing the things that hinder natural learning progress.

This course gives simple strategies and a better understanding of how to help yourself or others become great learners .The course currently has one main section and this section is all about understanding what is likely to help and what is likely to hinder learning (by looking at how the brain works for example). Further lectures are continually being added to the course

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone undertaking exams or new qualifications
  • Anyone who has difficulty with exams
  • Anyone interested in the process of Learning
  • Anyone interested in how the brain works
  • Parents wanting to help their children excel
  • Teachers wanting to help pupils excel
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Is this course for you?
3 Lectures 08:03

A short overview of the course sections

Preview 01:41

This course has a learning message that is aimed at Teachers and Parents. But for adults who struggle with learning it also explains how earning difficulties may have arisen (and how to overcome them)

Preview 04:59
Helpful Knowledge and Models about the Brain and Learning
10 Lectures 01:42:48

In this lecture learn both the importance of models (or theories) in learning and their limitations

Preview 05:23

In this lecture we look at our first simple model that can help us understand how the human brain works and how the model can predict what helps and hinders children's learning

Preview 10:44

In this lecture we look at a model that informs us about how the left and right side of the brain develop different attributes

The Left and RIght side of our Brain

In this lecture we look at the four main human brainwaves and their relevance to learning

An introduction to brainwaves

Find out how much information you have retained about the Brain and Learning Theory

Brain and Learning Theory
12 questions

This lecture tells us why we should not believe all the performance figures we are given about our local school, our teachers and our children. Numbers and data can deceive!

Question the 'numbers'. Become properly numerate!

This lecture reviews the four stages that are required for both children and adults in order for learning to be effective (based on the research of Professor Phil Race)

A quick overview about how we learn

This lecture gives an overview about Accelerated Learning (part of a presentation at an Accelerated Learning on-line conference). I contains a short piece on mind mapping (which is further developed in the lecture after this one)

Children and Adults - the Requisites for Accelerated Learning

Mind Mapping - a very useful learning tool for adults and children

This lecture is included in one of my other courses (The New Entrepreneurship and New Thinking for Business Success). It was basically preparation for a TED talk I was delivering in London and it is about the thinking required to solve our chronic problems. I'm including it here because it REVIEWS some of the Brain models we've already discussed in this course but it also adds information on a Brain Model called the DEFAULT NETWORK which wasn't covered in section 1 of the course so far

Yet more on thinking and models of the brain - includes the Default Model

This lecture reviews what we have learnt in Section 2 of the course

See the knowledge in the whole
INDIVIDUALLY USEFUL Tools, techniques and models of learning
1 Lecture 07:29

Using a Mind Map as a guide, Barry Mapp talks through the ways that Mind Mapping can improve various aspects of a students learning.

More on how Mind Mapping helps students study and learn
Course Review - what have we learnt?
1 Lecture 01:30
Preliminary Concluding Lecture - What next?
2 Lectures 46:40

A Webinar recording where Barry Mapp outlines some memory 'secrets' particularly as relates to Mind Mapping

Webinar - Five Secrets of Memory Part 1

About the Instructor
Barry Mapp
4.2 Average rating
944 Reviews
17,507 Students
7 Courses
Mind Mapping, Wellness, and Learning Coach at Udemy

I'm a speaker, trainer, and personal development coach based in the UK with a special interest in the brain, accelerated learning and people development.  My present focus is  developing high quality, simple, innovative, life-skills based, video e-learning courses. I now have over 16,000 students in more than 150 countries - this is the reach and power of e-learning.

My 'MIND MAPPING - SMART WORKING' Course is currently the NUMBER ONE Personal Development course in the mind mapping niche, with more than twice the number of enrollments and ten times the number of four and five-star reviews compared to the next most popular course. A course that's genuinely worth paying that little bit extra for. 

A bit of background information about me: 

I've worked in schools, colleges and universities in the UK, and also in the corporate and SME sector, working with students, teachers, apprentices, managers and leaders. My background is actually in clinical science where I ran an NHS Clinical Biochemistry Department in a District General Hospital and I was also a Quality Consultant to my local hospitals and local Health Authority. I also have an active interest in Health and Healing.

Back in 1996, after training in 'mental literacy' with Tony Buzan (the inventor of Mind Mapping), I set up my own training company the House of Learning. A year later, I put some of my new skills to the test and competed in the World Memory and the World Speed Reading Championships (silver medal position in the latter). Altogether, I have 20 years experience working in the personal development sector and in the field of business leadership. I am also a teacher and practitioner of Reiki and I have a Udemy course about the 'Science of Healing' 

'Mind' Mapping - Smart Working - Creating Effective Mind Maps' was my first course in this marketplace and I now also have a 'Smart Learning' and a 'Smart Speaking' course.  Many of my students have English as a second language. I have launched three new courses in 2017 and there are two more courses on the way for Summer - then I'll take a breather I think!