LHTL: Learning How to Learn?
This program has been designed as a 20 hour program that can be pursued over a month, as 5 days per week, one hour per day over 4 weeks. It allows for the weekends to be used for catching up on any lag that may have occurred during the week.
I will make number of scheduled posts spread over the day, and this being an a-synchronous mode of learning, the learner is free to raise queries, seek clarification and make observations at any time. I will respond at times that are convenient to me.
Sharing below the titles of the themes for each of the proposed 20 sessions.
The details of the topics that are covered during each session are listed further below.
Session 1: The criticality of Learning how to learn?
Session 2: The importance of becoming a lifelong learner
Session 3: Attributes of a lifelong learner
Session 4: Steps to become a lifelong learner
Session 5: Learning with Apps and MOOCs
Session 6: Meta-cognition
Session 7: Learning from Literature
Session 8: A sound mind in a sound body
Session 9: How to ‘unlearn’ limiting mindsets
Session 10: Developing Creative Intelligence
Session 11: Drawing up a learning strategy
Session 12: Enhancing your understanding
Session 13: Fallacies
Session 14: Reasoning
Session 15: When there is no teacher
Session 16: What Machine learning informs us about human learning ?
Session 17: Building Learning Power
Session 18: Ultralearning
Session 19: Leveraging AI to become a better learner
Session 20: Self-learning of various subjects
Flow of the narratives of the sessions :
- Session 1: The criticality of learning how to learn?
Topic 1.1: What you know today is less important than what you can learn tomorrow: learning power
Topic 1.2: What is worth learning? Getting ‘hooked’ to learning ?
Topic 1.3: Why shallow learning is inadequate and only deep learning matters?
Topic 1.4: The important lifelong learning elements learnt in Kindergarten
Topic 1.5: The day you stop learning is the day you stop growing: choose learning over entertainment
- Session 2: The importance of becoming a lifelong learner
Topic 2.1: Why lifelong learning is so important now?
Topic 2.2: Well known and successful lifelong learners
Topic 2.3: Lifelong learning for career success
Topic 2.4: Maintenace, growth and shock learning
Topic 2.5: The do’s and don’ts of lifelong learning
- Session 3: Attributes of a lifelong learner
Topic 3.1: Knowng what to learn?
Topic 3.2: Expansion of the definition of learning
Topic 3.3: The characteristics of a lifelong learner
Topic 3.4: The journey to lifelong learning
Topic 3.5: Grit : Passion and Perseverence
- Session 4: Steps to become a lifelong learner
Topic 4.1: Become a more curious person. Ask questions
Topic 4.2: The do’s for lifelong learning
Topic 4.3: The don’ts for lifelong learning
Topic 4.4: Overcoming the barriers to your lifelong learning journey
Topic 4.5: Improving your lifelong learning abilities ( skills)
- Session 5: Learning with Apps and MOOCs
Topic 5.1: Learning with Apps
Topic 5.2: Learning with MOOCs
Topic 5.3: Learning to Learn English
Topic 5.4: Learning to Learn Maths
Topic 5.5: Learning to Learn Computing
- Session 6: Meta-cognition
Topic 6.1: Why some people fail to learn? Can everyone learn
Topic 6.2: What is your learning disposition?
Topic 6.3: Overcoming Procrastination
Topic 6.4: Getting motivated/ hooked?
Topic 6.5: Pursuing mastery learning
- Session 7: Learning from Literature.
Topic 7.1: Poems
- Session 8: A sound mind in a sound body
Topic 8.1: The significance of diet
Topic 8.2: Brain facts
Topic 8.3: The importance of exercise
Topic 8.4: Adequate sleep and rest
Topic 8.5: Mindfulness
- Session 9: How to ‘unlearn’ limiting mindsets
Topic 9.1: Your most powerful limits were learned in childhood
Topic 9.2: Toxic mindsets that lead to mediocrity
Topic 9.3: Forget mediocrity; pursue excellence
Topic 9.4: Stop underestimating your potential
Topic 9.5: Don’t seek Security ; seek growth
- Session 10: Developing Creative Intelligence
Topic 10.1: Creativity in an age of ubiquitous intelligent automation
Topic 10.2: Overcoming Creative Anxiety and other Barriers to Creativity
Topic 10.3: Measures of Creativity
Topic 10.4: Can Creativity be developed ?
Topic 10.5: The ‘competencies’ of creative Intelligence
- Session 11: Drawing up a learning strategy
Topic 11.1: Learning is not a spectator sport
Topic 11.2:focussed and diffused learning
Topic 11.3:deliberate practice
Topic 11.5: Illusions of learning
- Session 12: Enhancing Your Understanding
Topic 12.1: Improved Reading Skills
Topic 12.2: Creating mind maps
Topic 12.3: Threshold concepts
Topic 12.4: Infographics : learning from them and creating them
Topic 12.5: Expressing your understanding
- Session 13: Fallacies
Topic 13.1: What are Fallacies ?
Topic 13.2: Ergo hoc propter hoc
Topic 13.3: Ad hominem
Topic 13.4: Other Fallacies
Topic 13.5: Protecting oneself against deception and frauds
- Session 14: Reasoning
Topic 14.1: Types of Reasoning
Topic 14.2: What is Inductive Reasoning ?
Topic 14.3: Examples of Inductive Reasoning
Topic 14.4: What is Deductive Reasoning ?
Topic 14.5: Examples of Deductive Reasoning
- Session 15: When there is no teacher
Topic 15.1: Feynman technique for learning anything
Topic 15.2: Josh Kaufmann method to learn anything in 20 hours
Topic 15.3: Social learning
Topic 15.4: Using resources on the Internet
Topic 15.5: Using YouTube for learning
- Session 16: What Machine learning informs us about human learning?
Topic 16.1: Pedagogy, Andragogy and heutagogy
Topic 16.2: Supervised learning
Topic 16.3: Unsupervised learning
Topic 16.4: Reinforcement learning
Topic 16.5: Transfer learning
- Session 17: Building Learning Power
Topic 17.1: What is learning power: its elements
Topic 17.2: The Learning Power equation
Topic 17.3: Cultures of Learning: Schools that Learn
Topic 17.4: Braided Learning
Topic 17.5: Measuring Learning Power
- Session 18: Ultralearning
Topic 18.1: Why ultra learning?
Topic 18.2: How to execute ultra learning?
Topic 18.3: Mistakes to avoid
Topic 18.4: Preparation time and efforts
Topic 18.5: The joy of ultra learning
- Session 19: Leveraging AI to become a better learner
Topic 19.1: Using AI for better search
Topic 19.2: Using AI recommendation engines
Topic 19.3: Using speech to text converters and AI driven text analysis
Topic 19.4: Using machine translation
Topic 19.5: Using chatbots
- Session 20: Self-learning of various subjects
Suggestions for the topics for this session will be sought from the members of the group, and one or more from those topics would be chosen to develop the self-learning strategy and path.
This may be modified to align more closely with the needs of specific learners.