The list below is a collection of learning and development resources I have collected during the past two years. Feel free to recommend more resources or review existing ones in the comment section below.
The surprising truth about how we learn and why it happens – Benedict Carey
“Book Tip: “The surprising truth about how we learn and why it happens” by Benedict Carey. For example, the 2nd chapter challenges our assumption of the so-called Forgetting Curve and gives us more accurate insights into how memory works over time. A great collection and overview of the latest research in learning science and how that matters in practise.”
Urban Myths about Learning and Education 1st Edition –
Neuroscience for Learning and Development: How to Apply Neuroscience and Psychology for Improved Learning and Training – Stella Collins
Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths – Clark N. Quinn
Why we sleep – Matthew Walker
Evolution of the Learning Brain – Paul Howard-Jones
“Found a very interesting non-profit organisation which is translating science & academic research to daily work. An example for training is how you can improve “learning transfer” that is how to increase the likelihood that your participants will actually use what they learned on the job.
“There is a great new free online course on *The Science of Learning* on EdX.org. It focusses on teaching in schools but there are important concepts that are relevant in workplace learning. You can find the complete course via https://www.edx.org/course/the-science-of-learning-what-every-teacher-should-know and the Youtube Playlist for all videos via https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSuwqsAnJMtwuEYI3HJntTLa5SerArH6h. In our learning guideline, we have included some of the concepts as well. A great way to recap and have somebody else explain them to you! If you don’t have the time to go through all of them, Section 4 (“The Science of Learning and Effective Teaching Strategies”) gives a good summary.”
Social and Organisational Psychology: complete set of lectures for free from Goethe University in Frankfurt
Do you have 13 minutes to spare? Then you should check out the latest podcast episode of the British Psychological Society (https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/08/29/episode-13-how-to-study-and-learn-more-effectively/). It summarises the most common learning myths and gives three concrete recommendations how you can improve learning (maybe those sound familiar to you? 😉 ). If you have less than 13 minutes, there is a good summary of the second part of the episode at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/learn-more-faster-simple-strategies-glenn-leibowitz/. If you have a little bit of extra time: there a great additional resources in the podcast description!
“Best documentary I have ever seen on the brain, neuroscience and a passion for learning – “My love affair with the brain” with Marian Diamond. For you based in Sweden, it’s available here: https://urplay.se/program/205783-min-passion-for-hjarnan (English, with Swedish subtitles). It might be available via other content providers as well. If you have the chance, watch an anatomy lesson of Marian on Youtube. When she was still teaching at Berkeley, the university decided to put her lectures online – the first one is at 1 million (!) views today. She is a role model for integrating insights from neuroscience into her lessons and for making a point that technology is/does not always have to be the answer. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!”
“Another documentary tip, this time about the importance of sleep for our well-being including the learning process (English with Swedish subtitles). I believe the original is called “Sleepless in America”. I particularly enjoyed Matthew Walker’s (author of the book “Why we sleep”) insights starting at minute 23:50 on how slesepdeprevation affects memory consolidation and learning. Enjoy and Happy Friday! https://kunskapskanalen.se/program/13575/somnlosheten-hotar-var-halsa-avsnitt-1“
“Your digital brain” focusses on neuroscience and explains how much we know about the brain today as well as how much we will be able to do with these findings in future. What do we know about complex behaviours such as learning? Will you be able to preserve your brain or create your avatar in future? A highly relevant documentary for everyone – especially those working with learning and development. Enjoy!”