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The New Science of Learning: How to Study Less and Learn More

The New Science of Learning: How to Study Less and Learn More

Todd Zakrajsek

Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Date: August 31, 2015

Overview

Where did you learn how to learn and how to study? It is an odd question, as you have been doing it for a very long time, and since you’re in college, you’re clearly pretty good at it. That said, what if the strategies you use to study are not the most effective ways to learn? This session is not about spending more time studying, but rather how to study and learn better. The overall goal of this session is for you to better understand how your brain works when processing information and specific strategies you can employ to become a more effective learner.

 

About the Speaker

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Zakrajsek is also the immediate past Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.