LHTL: Learning How to Learn

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

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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

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  • 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

Topic 7.2:Stories

Topic 7.3:Essays

Topic 7.4:Biographies

Topic 7.5:Blogs

  • 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 

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  • 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 11.4:Chunking 

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 

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  • 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.

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This may be modified to align more closely with the needs of specific learners.