Time is the most valuable resource we have, and by making the most of your learning strategy, you can advance more quickly, feel more confident diving into new subjects, or even go back to areas that previously stumped you and now understand them better than before.
While Mindshift, a companion course that focuses on learning in jobs, is available in addition to Learning How to Learn, the former can be completed independently.
How the class is structured
Coursera courses include recorded video lectures, readings, practise problems, and quick tests. This specific course is divided into four weeks:
- What is Learning?
- Procrastination and Memory
- Renaissance Learning and Unlocking Your Potential
The entire course takes roughly 15 hours to finish because each section lasts about four hours. However, there are no predetermined deadlines, so you can move at your own pace.
If you desire a more in-depth learning experience, you can also join discussion forums, including general conversations, study groups, FAQs, and forums devoted specifically to each of the four weekly lectures.
Unsurprisingly, the organisation of Learning How to Learn reflects the very effective learning strategies it teaches you. In the portion that teaches chunking, for instance, students learn what a chunk is and how to build one through associated tasks. Chunking is defined as “compact packets of knowledge that your mind can quickly access.”
Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Dutch, Polish, Vietnamese, and other languages all have subtitles for Learning How to Learn.
What to expect
The training is organised in a way that is both conceptual and practical. Students receive a wide understanding of the science of learning, including how procrastination, memory, and sleep are related. Additionally, they are given useful ideas for effectively learning information, such as the Pomodoro Technique, as well as counterintuitive test-taking strategies and ways to resist procrastinating without using a lot of willpower.
Auditing the course is free you will have access to all the course materials, but you may spend $49 to receive a certificate of completion that you can use to enhance your CV, resume, or LinkedIn profile. There is also financial aid available for the certificate.