Super Power Learning - Techniques for Mastery in Learning.
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Super Power Learning - Techniques for Mastery in Learning.

Develop and perfect your learning and memory skills with tried and tested strategies.
4.8 (8 ratings)
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183 students enrolled
Created by Norbert de Mello
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 29 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Remember lists more quickly and accurately, from the simple shopping list and even a string of random numbers.
  • Prepare efficiently for exams, minimising the time needed and maximising results.
  • Improve the way skills are learnt, increasing awareness and performance.
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Requirements
  • To get the most out of this course you should ideally be trying to learn something new, e.g. a language, a skill. This will give you the opportunities to practise what you have learnt and master the skills.
  • You could also be preparing for exams and will learn how to make the most of your valuable time to maximise your grades.
  • Alternatively, you may have and interest in learning and this course content will help you invigorate that enthusiasm.
Description

Do you want to ace exams, learn a language or even a new motor skill? You will learn proven techniques that have enabled people to gain mastery in learning.

Learn the methods and master the skills necessary for effective and powerful learning.

You will study:

  • Memory Techniques
  • Exam preparation
  • Language learning
  • Motor skills
  • Neuroscience
  • Strategies for successful learning and
  • How we learn.

These skills and strategies will change the way you learn

We will look at memory and learning techniques that have helped people learn from thousands of years ago to recent research that illustrate the most effective ways in which we learn. You will practice these techniques and master your preferred methods. 

With this course you will remember things more easily, improve your exam grades and learn languages more effectively. You will even be able to hone your motor skills and will gain an insight into how the way your brain and body interacts to help you to learn.

Content and Overview

We begin with learning and memory techniques that you will find really useful if you want to improve your recall of lists and even more complex things such as processes, interlinked ideas and more. We’ll explore a wide range of methods that have been used from Roman times and to recent memory championships.

If you are preparing for exams then there is a dedicated section just for you. You’ll get guidance that I have built up over twenty five years of preparing students for exams and marking them for ten. The simple and straightforward advice will raise your exam preparation to the next level.

There is practical advice on how best approach language learning and you’ll find yourself boosting your vocabulary and speaking more, and more, like a native.

Motor skills acquisition is often overlooked in academic institutions but I know that we are capable of doing what many consider impossible. This section will give you the toolbox that will smooth your progress in learning a new skill and may even get you addicted to the learning process.

For those who like to ‘read the manual’ I have included an introduction to the neuroscience of learning. This section will help you understand how we actually learn and why we do what we do. There is advice to fine tune your nervous system to get the best out of yourself.

If you find it hard to keep your focus and struggle with motivation, then there is a section with more top techniques that will have you banish those negative thoughts and emotions that trip you up.

Finally you will learn about how we actually learn and how learning is categorised. This completes a comprehensive study on learning and how to become a super learner.

Good luck with the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are preparing for exams, this course is ideal for you. It will help you maximise your potential with a wide range of tried and proven strategies.
  • If you're trying to learn a new motor skill, I have included recent research findings that are used by elite athletes as well and practical tips to stay focussed and in control.
  • Would you like to be able to remember things well? I cover a comprehensive range of memory techniques and skills, some of which have been in use for thousands of years to the latest methods used by competitive memory experts.
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Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
03:25:57
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Learning and Memory Techniques
16 Lectures 01:01:15
Read, Cover, Recall
01:36

Flashcards
03:15

Concept Mapping
03:26

Read, Cover Repeat, Flashcards and Concept Mapping
4 questions

Mnemonics - Words and Phrases
04:18

Teach Your Grandma
03:01

Spaced Repetition
03:16

Skills Assessment Grid: Read, Cover, Recall to Spaced Repetition
00:51

Colouring In
02:56

Mnemonics, Teach Your Grandma, Spaced Repetition and Colouring in
5 questions

Extraordinary Memory
05:55


The Number Peg System
02:53

The Alphabet Peg System
04:18

In the downloadable materials you will find a Skills Grid that will allow you to assess your learning of the last few lessons if you wish to do so.

Boosting the Peg Systems
02:40

Extraordinary memory, Loci and Pegs
4 questions

The Major System
07:44

The PAO System - Numbers
07:10

In the downloadable materials you will find both and activity for this lesson and a Skills Grid that will allow you to assess your learning of the last few lessons if you wish to do so.

The PAO System - Cards
05:18

Major peg and PAO systems
4 questions
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Learning for Exams
8 Lectures 28:42
Get the Syllabus
03:30

Past Exam Questions
04:36

Key Facts
01:41

Explanations
02:27

Grade Boundaries
04:06

Question Verbs
03:06


In the downloadable materials you will find a Skills Grid that will allow you to assess your learning from the last few lessons if you wish to do so.

What the Examiner is Thinking
07:11

exams
5 questions
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Learning Languages
6 Lectures 15:28
Learn the Sounds
02:37

This lecture describes how to use flashcards specifically for learning languages. Some of the content is similar to the earlier Flashcards lecture in the Memory Techniques section but I have included it here so this section can stand alone. 

Flashcards and apps
04:06


Confidence
02:01

Code Switching
02:17

In the downloadable materials you will find a Skills Grid that will allow you to assess your learning from the last few lessons if you wish to do so.

Get Help, Get a Mentor
01:45

Languages
4 questions
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Learning Skills
6 Lectures 22:36

Drills
03:48

Visualisation and Mental Rehearsal
06:03

Mirroring
03:01

In the downloadable materials you will find a Skills Grid that will allow you to assess your learning from the last few lessons if you wish to do so.

Super Senses
04:38

Superior Skill Sets
02:52

Skills
4 questions
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The Neuroscience of Learning
9 Lectures 33:47
Neurons
03:05


The Brain and Central Nervous System
02:24

Neurotransmitters
03:12

Sleep and the Glymphatic System
02:51

Neuroscience part 1
5 questions

Exercise
04:11

The Hippocampus
02:48

Superfoods
05:28

Nootropics
07:12

Neuroscience part 2
4 questions
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Learning Strategies
6 Lectures 22:56
Motivation
05:36

Setting Goals
05:46

Building Great Habits
04:18


Carrot, Stick or Stake
01:53

Sleep Hygiene
03:45

Learning Strategies
5 questions
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How do I Learn?
6 Lectures 17:40
Types of Memory
02:20

Learn, Educate and Assess
02:06


Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning
03:23

Creativity
04:18

The Hypnagogic State
03:18

How do I Learn
4 questions
About the Instructor
Norbert de Mello
4.7 Average rating
41 Reviews
1,006 Students
4 Courses
Education Consultant BSc PhD PGCE

I am passionate about learning and know that education is emancipatory - it improves people's life chances and leads to fulfilment - learning is powerful.

I have been a Head of Department in three schools, a Senior Strategic Leader and a Teaching and Learning Consultant for a local authority.

My lessons are graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and school leaders. One of my lessons was listed as an exemplar for the school Ofsted report and is available online - Challenge College, 2003. In pupil surveys my lessons are rated excellent.

In a survey five pupils in my class were asked how the department could improve. Two of them said that other teachers should watch me teaching.

  • I have an excellent understanding of how pupils learn effectively and I have a range of strategies and resources I can use.
  • My work develops long term thinking and learning skills.
  • I have marked KS3 SAT exams (1998-2001), GCSE Science exams (2002) and A-level Physics exams (2006 – present). This experience is extremely valuable in preparing students for exams.

I am currently working in a school in Yorkshire and am developing online resources for independent learners. I am also a fully qualified Alexander Technique Teacher having been practising the Technique since 2010.