The Curiosity Podcast

The Future of Learning Is Now, Thanks to Science

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Is there a right or wrong way to learn? Dr. Stephen Kosslyn is an expert on the science of learning, with more than 30 years of experience working at elite institutions such as Harvard and Stanford. He also thinks that higher education could learn a lot about how people learn, and that's why he became the Founding Dean and Chief Learning Officer of the Minerva Schools at KGI. On this podcast, Dr. Kosslyn explains how people learn and how his institution is changing the way we approach learning — one student at a time. Stream or download the podcast using the player below or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Gretta.

School of Hard Knocks

Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, Founding Dean and Chief Learning Officer of the Minerva Schools at KGI and co-author of "Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education," discusses:

  • The two maxims of learning and some of their associated principles, as well as how you can apply them in your own life.
  • The difference between learning, memory, and knowledge, and how to build upon each.
  • How to define "critical thinking" and how to learn ways of thinking critically.
  • Principles of the science of learning that are commonly overlooked and how to overcome them.

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About the Curiosity Podcast: Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each week, we talk to experts who can help you get smart about the world around you, with a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology. You'll learn about your mind and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, our curiosity will help you understand the world better.

Written by Cody Gough March 20, 2018