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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


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.


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 Federico Vicioso

Apr 19, 2019

Great Course and great mentors.

By 翁瑶

Apr 18, 2019

This is an excellent course, I have learned a lot in this course, if you want to study efficiently, then you should have a good look at this course.

By Saba Amanollahi

Apr 17, 2019

really helping specially for those who are trying to change their careers, Thanks Barbara and Terry

By Olga

Apr 16, 2019

A different way of learning and wanting to learn more.

My thanks to all the people of coursera who share their knowledge

By ripe

Apr 11, 2019


By Stanley Mwangi

Apr 09, 2019

This was a great course which explained the neuroscience behind learning and how to apply it to making changes in learning endeavours within a societal context. Both lecturers were engaging and presented the material in an insightful and humorous way. Self-check activities throughout the course were very helpful in internalising the material and applying it to my own life. Highly recommended for all lifelong learners!

By Arkan Tanriwa

Apr 07, 2019

Great course, learned a ton! If you want to know how best to learn, go on this course.

By Sylvia Gallo

Apr 07, 2019

Mindshift provides an excellent foundation for someone aiming to begin taking MOOCs to enhance their skillset and broaden their passions!

By Henrik Mulbjerg

Apr 06, 2019

Very nice

By Alex Kettell

Apr 03, 2019

very interesting content and accompanying book.