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Learning to Learn: The New Science of Learning

Evening Program with Book Signing

Inside Science program

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0340

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We have a lot to learn about how we learn. Conventional wisdom has been flipped on its head in recent years: It turns out there is little evidence that some people learn better visually or by listening while highlighting and re-reading are proving to be ineffective learning strategies. Recent research has even shown that forgetting can be a good thing.

Join Ulrich Boser, author and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, who will teach us a thing or two about specific, highly effective ways to learn, such as self-explaining, as well as the value of feedback, forgetting, and reflection. Using examples like the story of Roger Craig, who once dominated the game show “Jeopardy” using the science of learning, Boser explores new ways to freshen up our brains and make learning stick.

Boser's book Learn Better (Rodale Books) is available for sale and signing after the program.

Inside Science

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)