On Thursday 26 November, CASME hosted internationally renowned author and online learning guru Prof Barbara Oakley along with local IT in Education champion Dr Craig Blewett in a public seminar titled Learning How to Learn.
The seminar attracted an audience of 80 academics and teachers in what was hailed as an "excellent learning event".
Prof Oakley shared her unique story and personal journey from linguist to Professor of engineering and how as an adult she had to teach her brain to think mathematically. During this time she discovered some unique things about learning and has gone on to research and investigate these and is now considered a world expert in the field of learning, drawing on the fields of neuroscience and cognitive science.
Her best selling book "A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)" is an accessible and interesting read for anyone interested in learning.
Prof Oakley offers her keen insights through a free online course titled "Learning How to Learn".