La Vie en Code Podcast

006: The Science of Learning with Dr. Barbara Oakley (Part 2)

006: The Science of Learning with Dr. Barbara Oakley (Part 2)

In this two-part discussion, we welcome special guest Dr. Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, to adapt some key topics from her record-setting Learning How to Learn and Mindshift Coursera courses, as well as from her new book, Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential, to self-taught web development students.

If you haven't listened to it yet, check out Part 1 of The Science of Learning with Dr. Barbara Oakley!

Barbara Oakley's Coursera course, Learning How to Learn, is currently the world's largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

It is here that students may have their very first exposure to the inner workings of the brain. And, if you're a new coder, you know that our brains are very good at pushing back against our attempts to teach it complex new information.

When you learn how to learn this information, your coding experience will change completely. Things will become easier. You'll be able to move along faster, and with less frustration. I think that's everyone's ultimate goal!

This episode is packed with so much information, you're going to want to start from the beginning. Please be sure to check out Part 1 of the two-part interview, if you haven't heard it yet.

Question of the Episode

What are the main LEARNING-based challenges you've encountered learning to code?

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