Plus Pilots: Myths of Learning and Memory

Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best This is one of the most interesting lectures of any I've seen on The Great Courses Plus and look forward to completing the course when it's available. The instructor and his content were both excellent.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Encouraged me to re-examine my beliefs The lecture got me interested in challenging some of my own beliefs about my learning preferences - the soccer example for instance - and I found it worthwhile. I would watch the full course if it was made available.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lecture This lecture was great, I just wish there were more lectures. If more got released, I'd definitely watch them
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I hope that the rest of this course is made available, I would definitely watch!
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear material I have some background knowledge on learning strategies as I'm a linguist and language teacher, and this pilot challenged some preconceptions many of my students (and myself, to be honest) have when faced with learning difficulties. I'm very interested in the rest of the lecture!
Date published: 2021-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captured my attention There is so much hype surrounding this subject and it appears fact based options are what will be delivered. The Lecturer's style and presence contributed to my comfort level.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please start over with a different instructor Please consider whether the following claim could possibly be the conclusion of a scientific study: “You can learn anything.” I would love for this course to live up to its potential, but I don’t believe that it can with this instructor. The science of learning is obscured with self-help lingo and Dweckian mindset talk. The course actually opens by implying that you should not believe that IQ is fixed because it’s not a productive “mindset.” Meanwhile, the Teaching Company course on intelligence basically affirms that individual IQ is essentially fixed over an individual’s lifetime. I’m dismayed by the positive reviews and I’m anticipating a lot of “no, this was not helpful” votes. But while I share the other reviewers’ enthusiasm for a course about effective learning techniques, this is simply the wrong instructor for that course. He treats the listener as if he, the instructor, is a clinical psychiatrist who is trying to change your behavior, not educate you about the science of learning. Thad Polk or Monisha Pasupathi would have been much, much better choices of instructors. I wish that you’d reconsider your choice of instructor.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Myths of Learning Memory Excellent lecture. Very interested in future lectures in this series.
Date published: 2020-10-12
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Myths of Learning and Memory
1: Myths of Learning and Memory

If you’ve ever felt you are not smart enough to learn, too old to learn, or there are certain things you just can’t learn—you’re wrong. Professor John Dunlosky introduces you to the misconceptions most people have about their abilities. He demonstrates how to use the right strategies in the right way to overcome common challenges and obstacles to learning and memory.

31 min