Myths of Learning and Memory

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked the way this lecturer expressed his ideas and as an older person I am very interested to listen to the rest of the lectures to improve my learning abilities.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea Having a course to help you learn more effectively is a great idea for a website like this. With so much to learn on this website. Learning how to go through the other courses mores effectively would be really helpful for making the most of all the information available.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would love to see the rest of the lectures in this course.
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great information I would love to watch the rest of the lectures in this course.
Date published: 2020-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would love to see the full course I enjoyed the pilot and the professor's delivery. Content could be valuable to my current work and I hope that the full course is released soon :)
Date published: 2020-09-01
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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