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Elaboration is creating mental hooks by linking new information to memorable ideas and experiences – the more emotional, bizarre and funny the better! In this video I explain the concept in 60 seconds and offer 3 practical strategies to apply it to your learning.
Understanding how we think gives us a clearer picture of what generates creative insights. In this post I explore scientific research and anecdotal evidence on the focused and diffuse modes of thinking and show you how to switch between them to boost your creativity.
Everyone has a best time of day and there’s even a whole field of psychology – chronopsychology – that’s devoted to researching the patterns of time and energy for different people. In this video, you'll learn how to identify your chronotype and structure your day to optimise your performance at work or school.
Discover how to become more aware of your own thinking, develop your reasoning and critical thinking skills and make better decisions in the different areas of life.
Discover the benefits of collaboration in learning and how to use it effectively, the difference between dialogue and discussion and how to use them and how to find a balance between competition and effective teamwork within groups.
Discover the key principles of learning science, how to metalearn physical skills like basketball, and the mechanics of acquiring expertise in any skill.
Discover the systems driving the attention economy and how to live and learn in a world full of distractions, the structural problems that drive fake news and how to spot and deal with this online. Plus learn the fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning, explained in a clear and simple way that a 5 year old could understand.
Discover why perfectionism hurts learning and the rare exception where it helps, the difference between having high general expectations and low specific expectations and simple strategies to overcome perfectionism and keep making progress.
Discover the technological forces shaping the future of learning and education, including AR, VR and AI, as well as the best ways to build the learning superpowers needed to thrive n the 21st century. Plus you'll find out the insights that one of the world's leading technologists has gained from a lifetime of learning.
In Western society, many of us have now accepted the belief that productivity and efficiency are the foundations for success, but this can greatly harm our creativity. Discover the tools and techniques needed to find a balance between productivity and creativity, and avoid getting stuck in fixed routines that prevent you from fulfilling your creative potential.
Learn the tools and techniques needed to memorise huge quantities of information from names and faces to decks of cards, as well as the importance of regular mental training for sustained mental health. Plus we also discuss the physical and mental skills needed to climb some of the world's biggest mountains.
"What's the point of school?" is a question that’s been asked for hundreds of years. Discover what some of history’s greatest thinkers have contributed to the debate along with the effects that the educational system has on us.
Learn how to go from novice to getting paid for new skills like videography and writing, the importance of cultivating transferable MetaSkills and the lessons we can learn from autodidacts like Eminem and Frank Zappa.
Technology is changing the way we learn. Despite its many benefits, I think we all need to think more critically about how we interact with digital technology on a daily basis, because the secret to learning well with it is not related to which devices we use, but to how we use them.