Learning How to Learn Seminar Series

Dan Wolczuk (Mathematics Faculty)
with Student Success Office
University of Waterloo

All lectures take place Thursdays in MC 2017 from 4:30-5:20 PM (2017) on the dates mentioned below.

  1. Obtaining Higher Learning: Thu Jan 5 (mp4 video)

    Enhance your performance and become a better learner by attending the Learning how to Learn Seminar Series. Learn how to engage with course material at a university level and improve your thinking and learning skills.

  2. Thinking About Your Thinking: Thu Jan 19 (mp4 video)

    The ability to think about one's own thinking, called metacognition, is considered to be one of the most important skill sets. In this seminar you will be introduced to metacognition and learn how to apply it to your studies and beyond.

  3. Embracing Failure: Thu Feb 2 (mp4 video)

    A fear of failure can be extremely paralyzing. It can lead to stress, anxiety, and procrastination. In this seminar, we will discuss how to view failure, and, in particular, how to develop a growth mindset.

  4. Learning in Lectures: Thu Feb 16 (mp4 video)

    Do you find that lectures are mostly a scramble between trying to listen to the professor and take notes? In this session, I will show you how to improve your efficiency and comprehension during lectures.

  5. The Neuroscience of Memory: Thu Mar 2 (mp4 video)

    Using fMRI scans, neuroscientists have discovered a great deal about the brain. In this seminar, we will see how to use these discoveries to make learning more efficient and long lasting.

  6. Effective Study: Thu Mar 16 (mp4 video)

    There is much to accomplish in your school life and your time is a precious and limited resource. In this seminar you will learn to recognize the signs of ineffective study habits and how to redirect your efforts to study smarter, not longer.

For information please contact: Dan Wolczuk, Mathematics Faculty, University of Waterloo.

Recommended viewing:

Learning how to learn by Barbara Oakley, Oakland University. TED talk, 2014, 17 minutes.

Learning how to learn by Barbara Oakley, Oakland University. Learning Technologies Symposium 2016 keynote lecture, Learning technology Symposium, McMaster University, 2016, 65 minutes.

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania. TED talk, 2013, 6 minutes.

The clip in the fifth seminar about "The Neuroscience of Memory" is from How we learn with Robert Winston by Robert Winston.

Updated: Fri Mar 17 16:24:54 EDT 2017