Experts can help you plan your practice, focus on the right sub skills and accelerate your learning through feedback. In this short episode I cover:
- The different types of expert and how to choose the right one for you
- How to get objective feedback so that you can improve
- How to balance your needs for self direction and guidance to accelerate your learning
So whether you’re looking for an expert online or in person, this episode will help you separate the wheat from the chaff.
Julian Baggini is a philosopher and author who has written almost twenty philosophical books for a general audience. In this conversation we discuss:
- How to become more aware of your own thinking in the different areas of life
- Julian’s discussion of the question “What’s the point of school?”
- How to develop reasoning and critical thinking skills to make better decisions
So whether you’re looking to make better decisions or understand your own thinking this episode will give you all that and more.
We’ve all probably had glimpses of great teamwork in our own lives, where every one’s strengths complement each other and compensate for individual weaknesses, but these are often fleeting and temporary.
But examples of these learning experiences are few and far between in most schools and universities and in the organisations that many work in after finishing their education.
Collaborative learning skills must be continuously refined and practiced, not just things that people write about on their CVs and talk about in job interviews – because they can have a massive impact.
In this short episode, I'm joined by Will Reynolds - writer, videographer and all around MetaLearner. We discuss a range of topics including:
- The benefits of collaboration in learning and how to use it effectively
- The difference between dialogue and discussion and how to use both
- How to find a balance between competition and effective teamwork within groups
So whether you're looking to use collaborative learning to pick up a new skill or just want to work better in teams, this episode will give you everything you need and more.
Ulrich Boser is a bestselling author and senior fellow at the Centre for American Progress. In this conversation we discuss:
- The key MetaLearning principles Ulrich discovered in his research
- How Ulrich has applied learning science to basketball
- The importance of trust in education and how to develop it
So whether you’re looking to upgrade your learning skills or understand how to leverage trust in your learning, this episode will give you all that and more.
Our natural instinct to compete with others can be a powerful motivator for learning. In this short episode, we discuss:
- The benefits of competition in learning and how to use it constructively
- How competition can harm learning if it’s not kept in check
- How to compete with yourself over an extended period of time
So whether you're looking to use competition to start learning a new skill or just want to try competing with yourself for a while, this episode will give you all you need and more.
Mads Holmen is the CEO of Bibblio, an API platform helping knowledge publishers and learning platforms deliver smarter content recommendation. In this episode we discuss:
- How to live and learn in the attention economy
- The structural problems that drive fake news
- The fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning
So whether you’re looking to understand the structure of the attention economy or get a deeper understanding of AI and Machine Learning, this episode will give you all that and more.
We all want to be perfect at anything we learn but these expectations are unhelpful and can leave us in a state of paralysis. In this short episode, we discuss:
- Why perfectionism hurts learning, and the rare cases it helps
- The difference between high general expectations and low specific expectations
- Simple strategies to overcome perfectionism
So whether you're looking to overcome perfectionism or find your balance between ambition and slacking, this episode will give you all you need and more.
Kevin Kelly is the co-founder and executive editor at Wired magazine, and one of the world’s leading technologists. In this episode we discuss:
- How to build the learning superpowers needed to thrive in the 21st century
- The technological forces shaping the future of learning and education, including AR, VR and AI
- Kevin’s insights on skill acquisition
So if you’re looking to broaden your understanding of the technological forces that will transform our society, this episode has you covered.