Ulrich Boser is the founder and CEO of The Learning Agency and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He also leads the Learning Agency Lab, a nonprofit devoted to scaling the science of learning.
Please Support The Show with a DonationUlrich Boser is a best selling author and senior fellow with The Center for American Progress. He has been a contributing editor for US News and World Report and his work has appeared in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Huntington Post. His latest book, Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business or School - or - How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything, will equip you with actual skills to get better at what some have called the ultimate survival tool: learning how to learn. This topic is relevant to literally everyone. To be alive is to learn and grow and change (whether we're aware of it at times or not!) so it's important to sharpen our skills in order to get better at getting better. What is discussed in this episode will confirm some of what you know about how people learn, challenge some beliefs you might have about this topic and teach you a few things in the process that will make you a better student of life. Bombas - enter offer code WOLF at checkout for 20% off your first purchase www.bombas.com/wolfIn This Interview, Ulrich Boser and I Discuss...The Wolf ParableHis book, Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business or School - or - How to Become an Expert in Just About AnythingLearning how to learnGetting better at getting betterThe ultimate survival toolBeing actively engaged in the learning processMaking meaning out of somethingThe hypercorrection effectGiving our brain time to make sense of the information, reflectionHow critical it is to understand relationships between thingsVarying the circumstances in which we learn/apply informationHow it's easier to remember something new if you can hang it on to something oldA systematic approach to learning somethingValue: valuing what you're learningTarget: learning small pieces of info at a timeDevelop: practice & get feedbackExtend: elaborating on something, looking at it from different anglesRelate: analogies are the essence of thought, relating something to other thingsRethink: take time to process informationMetacognition: thinking about thinkingWhat are you going to learn and how will you know that you know it?How intertwined emotion and cognition areDigestible parts: learn less at a timeAt 90 minutes of learning, adults are kind of doneActive learning strategiesHypotheticals: what would happen if...Why it's important to stay away from crammingPlease Support The Show with a Donation
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