Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Jan 21, 2016
8th January 2017
Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
MOOC of the Month
While touring the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, we had the good fortune to visit the film studios that are the home of the fantastic MOOC Discover Don Quijote de la Mancha, about what many call the greatest book of all time. The Don Quijote MOOC, which was the brainchild of the brilliant Giancarlo Ibarguen, is beautifully created by professor Eric Graf and the UFM video production team in both English and Spanish versions. This MOOC uses many of the vibrant teaching techniques that we at Learning How to Learn think are the best around. It’s just starting, so go ahead and sign up! Incidentally, Eric has also written the fascinating book Cervantes and Modernity, which is available for free on Kindle Unlimited.
Unusual Learning with a Children’s Business Fair
Most people know about the many wonderful children’s science fairs in many countries around the world. You might be very interested to learn that business also has its own fairs. To learn more about these intriguing events, which can get children started in understanding entrepreneurship, check out the Acton Children’s Business Fair site. It has a great video, kit and process to help parents launch a fair.
Learning Something New
Here’s a great article on learning by Marlieke van Kesteren in The Guardian: “What you already know is the key to learning new things.” This brings to mind one of our favorite books on learning (besides our own A Mind for Numbers 🙂 ), the wonderful Make It Stick. Oh yes, and here’s a video interview with Barb about the book A Mind for Numbers with Dr. Carlos Vazquez on Therapy Cable. Barb will be in Colorado Springs on Friday at the Courage to Risk conference—she’d love to meet you if you have a chance to attend!
Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!
Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team