How to Learn Like a Pro | Future of Learning

How to Learn Like a Pro | Future of Learning

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Join Dr Barbara Oakley as she offers neuroscience-backed advice on tackling subjects across disciplines and tips on beating procrastination.

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How to Learn Like a Pro

The future of work is changing—industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, and new technologies are being developed. To survive and thrive in this new era, we must constantly learn. Take a deep dive into the brain with Dr Barbara Oakley, author of New York Times best-seller, A Mind for Numbers, as she offers neuroscience-backed advice on tackling daunting subjects across disciplines and tips on beating procrastination, at this session that promises to be equal parts insightful, practical, and humourous.

About the Speaker

Dr Barbara Oakley is an accomplished American author, distinguished Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, and the instructor of Learning How to Learn (Coursera), one of the world’s most popular massive open online courses with nearly three million learners. Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior, and she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Her previous book, A Mind for Numbers, is a New York Times and international best-seller translated into over a dozen languages. She is also the author of the popular Learn Like a Pro and Uncommon Sense Teaching.

About the Future of Learning (FOL)

The Future of Learning is an annual event featuring inspiring local and international speakers, happening on 7, 8 and 14 Aug. The objectives of FOL are to introduce tools and strategies to supercharge our learning, enabling us to learn better, faster, and for longer, and to inspire lifelong learning. This year’s theme is ‘Staying Creative When Life Feels Monotonous’, which spotlights creativity as the essential skill for thriving in the future economy, especially during this pandemic, when our worlds have become smaller, jobs have been redefined, and we have had to learn to pivot to the ‘new normal’.

FOL will explore the theme of creativity through four segments — ‘Learning to Learn’, ‘Connection in Disconnection’, ‘Serious Fun’ and ‘Arts/Lifestyle’, through a total of 13 programmes. This is the inaugural year for FOL, and it is aligned with the SkillsFuture Month.

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  • This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser
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  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice