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Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential, McMaster University

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About this Course

Mindshift is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment. Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of selective ignorance over general competence. We’ll provide practical insights from science about how to learn and change effectively even in maturity, and we’ll build on what you already know to take your life’s learning in fantastic new directions. This course is designed to show you how to look at what you’re learning, and your place in what’s unfolding in the society around you, so you can be what you want to be, given the real world constraints that life puts on us all. You’ll see that by using certain mental tools and insights, you can learn and do more—far more—than you might have ever dreamed! This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or subsequent to, its companion course, Learning How to Learn. (Mindshift is more career focused, and Learning How to Learn is more learning focused.)...

Top reviews

By TM

Feb 12, 2018

I really enjoyed the first course, Learn 2Learn. The female professor is great but the boring old guy should have been kicked out of the course, as he do not provide anything of value for the course.

By SN

Jan 18, 2018

Thank you Barbara. It was really enjoyable trip with you in this course. I have found many new learning techniques. Your positive behavior was very encouraging for me to begin a new list of my life!

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By Daria Samakaeva

Feb 15, 2019

Very cool and easy! I would recommend it to anyone who's just starting to learn online.

By Giuseppe Catani

Feb 13, 2019

This has been my first course, and I really satisfied about it.

I am planning to take other courses of this kind.

Many thanks and fond regards,

Giuseppe Catani

By Tatsiana Svistunova

Feb 11, 2019

Thanks for a good job! Although, the first course "Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects" was more interesting, contains more research data, more interviews with great scientists.

By Elena Gladkaya

Feb 10, 2019

Everything is possible, nothing is magical: only persistence and everyday work.

By Maureen Teggart

Feb 06, 2019

Excellent course

By mirza hameed

Feb 04, 2019

Learn how to thriving in a digital economy!

By Abdul Nasir

Feb 04, 2019

Brilliant course

By Christophe GAMELIN

Feb 03, 2019

Love it - a must have before taking any MOOC

By Michael David Hendrick

Feb 03, 2019

I really enjoyed taking this course. The instructors are clearly getting better at what they do as time goes by, and they've done an excellent job of offering the material in a simple and relatable manner.

By Prejna N Pai

Jan 30, 2019

It was very informative and very well made