Learning to Learn: Mental Tools to Master Any Subject

Rice University
Includes Free Study Guide

Learning to Learn: Mental Tools to Master Any Subject

Rice University
Includes Free Study Guide

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Turbocharge your learning capacity with easy yet powerful tools.

Can cognitive science show you how to learn more effectively? What strategies improve your short- and long-term memory? How do the best teachers inspire you to think in new and different ways? What are the most successful methods for retaining knowledge?

In Learning to Learn: Mental Tools to Master Any Subject, you’ll explore the expansive terrain of human learning from many angles. Your guide is Dr. Joshua Eyler, an expert in the science of learning

Audio Sample:

Turbocharge your learning capacity with easy yet powerful tools.

Can cognitive science show you how to learn more effectively? What strategies improve your short- and long-term memory? How do the best teachers inspire you to think in new and different ways? What are the most successful methods for retaining knowledge?

In Learning to Learn: Mental Tools to Master Any Subject, you’ll explore the expansive terrain of human learning from many angles. Your guide is Dr. Joshua Eyler, an expert in the science of learning and evidence-based teaching practices. With him, you’ll probe the biological, cognitive, and social aspects of learning before discussing strategies and techniques for improving your individual capacity to learn.

You’ll discover that the science of learning offers benefits across the various facets of your life. In 12 lectures, Dr. Eyler’s multidisciplinary background shines through. He uses vivid examples to teach you tools for maximizing learning in any number of academic, professional, and social settings. Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn to do:

  • Use stories to grasp complex concepts;

  • Harness the power of your individual learning style;

  • Enhance your memory with simple strategies;

  • Channel your mistakes into educational opportunities; and

  • Engage with subjects through both emotion and cognition.

Whether you’re a professional, a parent, or a lifelong learner, you’ll find invaluable lessons to guide you along your learning journey. Join in on this fun and illuminating look at how you can become a more skillful and well-rounded learner.

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  • What Is Learning?
  • Teaching, Learning, and Education
  • Learning and Our Brains
  • Essentials of Productive Learning
  • Metacognition: What It Is and Why It Matters
  • Memory, Part I
  • Memory, Part II
  • The Joy of Puzzles
  • Applying What We Learn to the World Around Us
  • Stories
  • It’s Okay to be Wrong
  • The Future of Learning

Dr. Joshua Eyler, Ph.D., is an expert in the science of learning and in evidence-based teaching practices. He is the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University, where he also teaches the humanities. After receiving his B.A. in English from Gettysburg College, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2006. Dr. Eyler is the author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching, which was published in 2018 by West Virginia University Press.

Praise for Joshua Eyler

“Joshua Eyler is one of the world’s foremost authorities on creative teaching and active learning: His research is thorough, his insight perceptive, and his delivery engaging. Josh is one of that rarest of breeds: An expert in pedagogy who not only understands theories of instruction, but implements them effortlessly. In short, he is himself a wonderful teacher, and I can’t recommend his course highly enough!”

– Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D., Chair of the English department at Gettysburg College

“Josh Eyler loves to learn how people learn. As a professional teaching and learning center director, he has years of experience helping professors better understand how to share their knowledge with students. His tips help students enjoy learning efficiently.”

– Dr. Bethany M. Usher, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, George Mason University

“Josh has spent many years in the classroom, and just as many becoming an expert on the research on teaching and learning. So he is a master at translating complex theories into pragmatic ideas for the classroom. He is also a gifted storyteller, inviting his students to join him on adventures. So if you’re interested in a lecture series that is equal parts theoretical, exciting, and useful, I can't recommend Josh more!”

– Elizabeth Barre,
Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Collaborative, Wake Forest University



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