I couldn’t even get past the first 10 mins as the author should not have narrated this as when he goes into story telling, instead of reading, he just tells it and has a lot of filler words and ums and stuttering. It was just so hard to follow and continue unfortunately.
I am over 30 minutes into this 4 hours and 40 minutes long series of lectures and I have yet to hear any strategies for learning...The description says that the narrator explores human learning from many angles, but so far a lot of time has been spent talking about child development. I prefer to dive right into the meat of content I’m seeking or at least have the option to do so which is something I found lacking here. The title is a bit misleading in that it leads you to believe the focus of the content is on strategies and tools for learning something new whereas the content up to this point is how people learn over their lives and how teachers can help.
This has potential. To make it useful for all learners, add titles with one word or one sentence descriptions to the lectures and tell the listener where to go in the audio for each lecture.
The lecturer sounds ok, but some areas don’t sound very well prepared early in the process. There is also at least one section that has quite a bit of static.
I recommend this for those who want a history of what learning is and how people get there. I would not recommend this for someone looking for strategies to further their learning opportunities. It may eventually get there, but at this rate I am moving onto something else.
Title does not match what is in this book, glad it was a freebie as I wouldn't have paid money to listen to that amount of noise for the bandwidth of information that was useful. There are better books for this data.
Very different to an audio book more like a podcast. Nevertheless very informative and interesting to listen to.
I really enjoy Mr. Eyler's teaching style. His use of real-life examples is very strong and engaging. I particularly enjoyed the later chapters on memory and puzzles.
Although it gets off to a bit of a rambling start, it's well worth sticking with this course. I enjoyed Eyler's many insights on the best way to learn, including why we should focus on task switching rather than multitasking (which, as Eyler notes, is impossible). It was also very eye-opening to learn about the role that emotions play in our ability to remember material. These lectures would be useful to anyone trying to better understand and improve their cognitive processes, and especially to teachers who would like to make their lectures more engaging.
Josh Eyler is a master teacher. He's extensively studied what makes a good teacher, and how people really new skills and material. He distills it all very well in this audio course. Highly recommend for lifelong learners, or administrators looking to improve the performance of faculty and students.
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