Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley Learning styles & the importance of critical 2 days ago   17:51

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the world's largest online classes, "Learning How to Learn", https://www.coursera.org/course/learning.
She know firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. Dr. Oakley flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a new found determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior, and has been described as “revolutionary” by the Wall Street Journal. Oakley’s books have been praised by many leading researchers and writers, including Harvard’s Steven Pinker and E. O. Wilson, and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), will be published by Tarcher-Penguin on July 31, 2014.

Prior to her academic career, Oakley rose from private to captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She met her husband, Philip, when she was working at the South Pole Station in Antarctica. Her experiences with well-intentioned altruism were shaped by her work as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea during the early 1980s. Oakley was designated as an NSF New Century Scholar—she is also a recipient of the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the National Science Foundation’s Frontiers in Engineering New Faculty Fellow Award. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Zahid H Khan
great! দারুণ একটা টেড স্পিচ। ভদ্রমহিলার কোর্সেরা একটি কোর্স আছে, সেটি বেশ awesome.
Büşra Doğan
''ÖĞRENMEYİ ÖĞRENMEK ELDE EDEBİLECEĞİNİZ EN GÜÇLÜ ARAÇTIR.''


Beyin, temelde iki farklı modda çalışır; odaklanma (yoğun) modu ve Yayılan (rahat) mod.
Öğrenirken iki mod arasında gidip gelmeli.
*Bir sorun çözerken çıkmaza girdiğinizde farkına varın ve dikkatinizi bu sorundan başka bir yere çevirin.*
Yayılan modun ve dingin hallerin işlevini yapmasına izin verin.
Sanat adamı olan Salvador Dali de Bilim adamı olan Edison da bir sorunla karşılaştıklarında sakinleşmek için oturur ve bazen uykuya bile dalarlardı. Tam o sırada ellerinde tuttukları birşey yere düşer ve onları uyandırır ve beyinleri odaklanma moduna geçerdi ve o güçle sorunu çözerlerdi.

Erteleme hastalığı beyinde fiziksel acının oluştuğu bir yeri uyarır ama üzerine giderseniz 1-2 dakika içerisinde geçecektir. Ertelediğinizde ise birden çok iyi hissetmeye başlarsınız ama bu alışkanlık haline gelirse hayatınızı olumsuz etkileyecektir.
*Bununla Pomodoro tekniği ile başa çıkabilirsiniz. (Sadece 25 dakika yapman gereken işine odaklan ve süre dolunca mola ver. Beynin hem odaklanma modunda hem de rahatlama moduna geçeceği için daha verimli olacak. Rahatlama da öğrenme sürecinin bir parçasıdır.)


Diğer insanlara göre daha yavaş düşünüyorsanız siz daha yaratıcısınızdır. Örnek verirsek sen yürüyerek hedefine ulaşmaya çalışırken ağaçları hisseder, tavşan izlerini görür, çam kokularını alır doğayı tecrübe eder ve daha derin kazanımlarla hedefine varırsın. Yarış arabası olan ise hedefe senden önce varır evet, fakat senin edindiğin deneyimleri yaşamamıştır.

*Öğrenirken bir kaç gün alıştırma yapmak, test çözmek, bilgi kartları yapıp farklı yerlerde okumak faydalıdır.
*Çalıştığınız bölümün altını çizmek işe yaramaz tekrar okuma gereği hissettirir. Yapmanız gereken sayfaya bakın ve daha sonra gözünüzü başka bir yere çevirerek neler olduğunu hatırlayın tekrarlayın.
Dia Han
Yes! Promodoro has helped me passed my board exam!
Alexandra Márquez de la plata Luna
That's what i need to hear. Thank u
Jay Aeecee
i want to know how she learned russian.
Sergio Rugerio
4:00 focus vs diffuse mode
Joshua Odoom
What kind of exercise what she talking about? I assumed physical exercise. Am I right?
Linh H Le
Thomas a fraud
Mindy Clarke
I was focused, then relaxed focused, the diffusion diagram came up and I liked what I saw then the pomegram model?? This is all free style off the top. I'm a hiker and my path is way more rewarding this way. THank you
umesh bansal
superb video
Pedro Rodriguez
Without an act of will, no technique works. And finally the only thing that works is acts of will. The rest is rhetoric.
Elif 123
Türkçe altyazı eklediğiniz için teşekkürler.
Swavna Heisenberg
She addressed all my problems in one shot.
Moon Light
Lol procrastinators like me will procrastinate on using the pomodoro technique. We da pros. Hahaha....haha..ha........... I should do something :| BUT I CAN'T.
Jonathan Vernon
I did the MOOC on Coursera. I met Barb at a Coursera Partners Conference. I have read the books. I follow her work and am a Mentor on the Coursera MOOC. None of this makes me a good learner. I quickly fall back into all the old traps so revisiting her work, when and where she speaks at different events, or reworks her thinking for younger students all helps.
Danny Riley
Barbara Oakley is incredible
Desmond Little
Can this technique be use to learn to read
Данил Агаповичев
Thanks for this video,this video really helped me to change my mind
Be Happy
really anyone need this video!thank you very much.
Michin Sin
I'm a determinist, so it makes sense that I ended up here. But I gotta say, I had quite the smile the whole talk long, because I felt like she's describing me.
As if what she said was exactly pointed out for me.
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Learning styles & the importance of critical Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley 2 days ago   18:15

The belief in learning styles is so widespread, it is considered to be common sense. Few people ever challenge this belief, which has been deeply ingrained in our educational system. Teachers are routinely told that in order to be effective educators, they must identify & cater to individual students' learning styles; it is estimated that around 90% of students believe that they have a specific learning style but research suggests that learning styles don't actually exist! This presentation focuses on debunking this myth via research findings, explaining how/why the belief in learning styles is problematic, and examining the reasons why the belief persists despite the lack of evidence.


Dr. Tesia Marshik is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her research interests in educational psychology include student motivation, self-regulation, and teacher-student relationships.



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