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Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School without Spending All Your Time Studying: a Guide for Kids and Teens

Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School without Spending All Your Time Studying: a Guide for Kids and Teens

Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular online course, Learning How to Learn, has enrolled more than 1.8 million students from more than 200 countries. The course was based on Dr. Oakley's bestselling book, A Mind for Numbers. In this much needed follow-up to A Mind ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143132547
Barcode 9780143132547
Published 2 November 2018 by J.P.Tarcher,U.S./Perigee Bks.,
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Oakley, Barbara
By Sejnowski, Terrence
By McConville, Alistair
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ISBN-13 9780143132547
ISBN-10 0143132547
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher J.P.Tarcher,U.S./Perigee Bks.,
Imprint J.P.Tarcher,U.S./Perigee Bks.,U.S.
Publication Date 2 November 2018
International Publication Date 7 August 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Oakley, Barbara
By Sejnowski, Terrence
By McConville, Alistair
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Learning strategies - Juvenile literature, Study skills - Juvenile literature, Students - Juvenile literature - Time management
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 370.1523
Catalogue Code 906392

Description of this Book

Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular online course, Learning How to Learn, has enrolled more than 1.8 million students from more than 200 countries. The course was based on Dr. Oakley's bestselling book, A Mind for Numbers. In this much needed follow-up to A Mind for Numbers, the authors teach kids and teens how to learn effectively at a time when they most need these skills. Learning How to Learn teaches them about the importance of both focused concentration and letting their minds wander, how the brain makes connections between different pieces of information, the value of metaphors in developing understanding, why procrastination is the enemy of problem solving, and much more. Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning engaging and accessible.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Learning How to Learn shows kids and teens that a little knowledge of how their brain works goes a long way in helping them improve their learning and studying success. This unique book is full of fun learning strategies--I highly recommend it! --Paula Tallal, PhD, Board of Governors Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience at Rutgers University and cofounder of Scientific Learning Corporation I devoured Learning How to Learn in three sittings (I needed time for diffuse thinking, active recall, and sleep). A terrific book! --Jeff Sandefer, cofounder of Acton Academy
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and Ram n y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University. Her research involves bioengineering with an emphasis on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Dr. Oakley teaches the massive open online courses (MOOCs) Learning How to Learn (the world's most popular course) and Mindshift, alongside legendary neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education's Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award. Terrence Sejnowski is the Francis Crick Professor at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he also directs the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory. He is among only twelve living scientists who has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. Alistair McConville is the Deputy Head of Bedales School, one of England's most prestigious private K-12 schools.

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