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Discover the solutions to some of the most common learning problems. Whether you're looking to get over the first hurdle of getting started, want to break through a wall you’ve hit or just want to find a way to comfortably integrate a new skill you’ve learned into your life, this episode has you covered.
Discover the three pillars needed to become fluent in a language, the process for maintaining the languages you speak and how learning languages can help you gain a better understanding of yourself.
Discover the current state of VR in learning and where it’s likely to go in the coming years, the disadvantages of VR that we need to guard against and the potential benefits of using VR to learn motor skills.
Discover the most important skills that people need to develop in the 21st century, the current state of the school system and the tradeoff between social impact and the bottom line in business.
Discover how to manage the tradeoff between quantity and quality of practice, how to reflect on your progress to calibrate accurately and how to build learning habits so that the process of practicing becomes automatic, allowing you to focus on improving fast.
Discover the process of using micromastery to learn new skills quickly and enjoyably, the difference between the Eastern and Western philosophies of learning and how to learn about yourself and the world through travel and adventure.
Discover the different types of expert and how to choose the right one for you, how to get objective feedback so that you can make faster progress and how to balance your needs for self direction and guidance to accelerate your learning.
Discover how to become more aware of your own thinking, develop your reasoning and critical thinking skills and make better decisions in the different areas of life.
Discover the benefits of collaboration in learning and how to use it effectively, the difference between dialogue and discussion and how to use them and how to find a balance between competition and effective teamwork within groups.
Discover the key principles of learning science, how to metalearn physical skills like basketball, and the mechanics of acquiring expertise in any skill.
Discover the benefits of competition in learning and how to use it constructively, how competition can harm learning if it’s not kept in check and how to compete with yourself to make progress in the long run.
Discover the systems driving the attention economy and how to live and learn in a world full of distractions, the structural problems that drive fake news and how to spot and deal with this online. Plus learn the fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning, explained in a clear and simple way that a 5 year old could understand.
Discover why perfectionism hurts learning and the rare exception where it helps, the difference between having high general expectations and low specific expectations and simple strategies to overcome perfectionism and keep making progress.
Discover the technological forces shaping the future of learning and education, including AR, VR and AI, as well as the best ways to build the learning superpowers needed to thrive n the 21st century. Plus you'll find out the insights that one of the world's leading technologists has gained from a lifetime of learning.
In Western society, many of us have now accepted the belief that productivity and efficiency are the foundations for success, but this can greatly harm our creativity. Discover the tools and techniques needed to find a balance between productivity and creativity, and avoid getting stuck in fixed routines that prevent you from fulfilling your creative potential.
Learn the tools and techniques needed to memorise huge quantities of information from names and faces to decks of cards, as well as the importance of regular mental training for sustained mental health. Plus we also discuss the physical and mental skills needed to climb some of the world's biggest mountains.
"What's the point of school?" is a question that’s been asked for hundreds of years. Discover what some of history’s greatest thinkers have contributed to the debate along with the effects that the educational system has on us.
Learn how to go from novice to getting paid for new skills like videography and writing, the importance of cultivating transferable MetaSkills and the lessons we can learn from autodidacts like Eminem and Frank Zappa.
Technology is changing the way we learn. Despite its many benefits, I think we all need to think more critically about how we interact with digital technology on a daily basis, because the secret to learning well with it is not related to which devices we use, but to how we use them.
Discover the statistical principles we should all be aware of in our increasingly data driven world, whether understanding musical concepts makes you a better musician and how to learn difficult skills from experts in different fields.
Anyone can learn another language - regardless of age, career, or previous experience, but the thing that holds most people back is a series of limiting beliefs. Discover the myths that are holding you back from learning a language and the practical strategies needed to overcome them.
Discover the pitfalls of positive thinking, the problems with the way most people normally set goals and the practical tools needed to become healthier, improve our personal relationships and perform better at work.
Discover the strategies you can use to balance your multiple interests and make progress in your learning projects, as well as the lessons we can learn from history's greatest polymaths, like Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Johann Goethe.
Discover the nature of mindfulness, the learning myths that we're vulnerable to at school and the practical strategies needed to apply mindfulness to your learning and life.
Discover the core computing principles we should all understand, the mechanics of building a programming language and how computer science is being taught in schools.
Discover the main trends driving the increased demand for lifelong learning, what makes good educational content and how the shift towards mobile will affect the future of learning.
Learn about the core skills needed for the 21st century and how to develop them, the challenges of reinventing education and the effective use of technology in classrooms.
Discover the tools we can use to learn from our everyday experience, how practical wisdom can be applied to improve the educational system and how to make better choices in a world of infinite possibilities.
Find out how learning in VR accelerates the development of soft skills, its potential to revolutionise education and how VR differs to other storytelling mediums like film.
Learn how to get better at math, the secrets behind great explanations of tricky concepts and the universal principles needed to learned a range of different skills from coding to snowboarding and weight training.
Discover the skills needed to become an entrepreneur, how to apply what you read and the process of creating a learning organisation that allows employees to grow and develop.
Listen to my reflections on learning and education after fifty episodes of the MetaLearn podcast. Plus discover the lessons I’ve learned from working as a lecturer and teacher this year, my views on the future of learning and the current state of the educational system and the importance of play in learning.
They're two words that get thrown around a lot but what exactly is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Here's my take on the difference between knowledge and wisdom, broken down into four main areas, along with actionable insights using some of my favourite stories and my own personal experience.
Learn the core principles needed to move better and pick up new physical skills, the parallels between parenting and teaching and the crucial and neglected role of movement in education.
Discover the current state of the teacher’s role in society and how it’s changed throughout history. Plus I give my take on the qualities and characteristics that I think make great teachers based on my own personal experience as a student and teacher.
Discover how to retrain your brain for math and science, the insights we can gain from the learning processes in the US military and the secrets behind producing great online education.
For thousands of years, all kinds of authorities – from religious leaders to academics – have been repeating the idea that humans are the most intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom. Learn about the pitfalls of this age-old assumption and discover the five insights we can take from our furry friends to think smarter and live better.
Discover the insights we can draw from mythology to think smarter and live better. At first glance, mythology appears to be a collection of tales and legends, a series of imaginary stories that amuse and entertain us. But if we look beyond the surface, myths are far more than just literary entertainment - they’re the core of ancient wisdom and point to what it means to live a good human life.
Learn about the importance of community for learning anything, the impact of the educational system on collaborative learning and the qualities needed to become a self directed learner.
We become so used to learning things we don't really want to at school that we stop asking questions. But the good news is that every one of us can rediscover that boundless curiosity by learning from the creative geniuses all around us. Learn the five principles children embody that you can learn from to bring more creativity and joy into your learning, life and work.
Learn about the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres, the impact our left brain dominated world has on the educational system and how to apply what cognitive science tells us about learning.
Learn how to from beginner to intermediate as enjoyably and effectively as possible in the skill you want to learn. Discover my method for filtering learning projects and the three pillars you’ll need to consider in order to learn what you want in a way that works for you - mindset, habits and environment.
Learn about the controversial theme of learning styles and discover the simple tools and techniques you can apply to gain a deeper insight into how you learn. Some of the areas explored include understanding the different activities of learning that suit you best, finding your optimal times for learning and identifying your favoured mode of learning.
Here's what I learned in 2016, including my successes and failures in everything from the process of starting a podcast, to holding discussion groups as a university lecturer and pursuing my own language learning projects. Some of the themes discussed include the power of community for learning anything and knowing when to give up on a learning project.
Discover what it actually means to know a language, the best foreign language tools and resources and the most effective methods for maintaining multiple languages. Plus, get Ellen's insights on overcoming common language learning sticking points.
Discover the processes needed to make better decisions, what we can learn from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and the importance of multidisciplinary thinking and learning in a complex and interdependent world.
Learn about the extent to which personality is innate or constructed and how acting affects this, the best strategies for accent development and the insights gained from screenwriting and acting in films and plays.
Discover the creative process of a top musician, the most important learning habits for someone looking to master a musical instrument and the ways technology is affecting the evolution of different genres.
Discover the weird and wonderful world of the human brain, and learn how you can apply some of the major insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to improve your learning and life. Plus I answer questions on everything from the difference between the left and right hemispheres of the brain to the role that genetics play in determining our intelligence.
Learn about the importance of having a clear definition of fluency, the best methods for learning languages and the process of overcoming the common obstacles people face on their language learning journeys.
Discover some of the most common myths about language learning and the importance of community for becoming multilingual. Plus I answer your questions on the practices of the world’s best language learners, whether you can learn more than one language at the same time and how to maintain foreign languages that you already speak.
Discover the solutions to the most common body language mistakes, how to understand the mind-body connection and how to master the art of public speaking.
Learn how you can use sound to positively influence your learning and life, the 5 simple tools that you can apply right now to listen better and the secrets of history's greatest speakers that you can use to improve your own communication skills.
Learn about the cognitive biases and mental models that influence our thinking and decision making as well as the difference between Eastern and Western thought and the extent to which intelligence is determined by genetics or our environment.
Discover the main issues surrounding the future of learning including the impact of technology, the state of the educational system and the need for lifelong self-directed learning. Plus I answer your questions on how to develop transferable skills, the difference between digital and in-person education and how to integrate learning into your life.
Gain insight into the fundamental skills that a good programmer needs to develop, the combination of theory and practice that’s best for learning the art of entrepreneurship and an insider's account of the BBC's hit show 'The Apprentice'.
Discover the practical applications of memory techniques, how much we actually know about the mind and the increasingly important role of technology in learning. Plus, get the inside scoop on competitive memory sports from a former champion.
Learn about the advantages of the different types of media, how to optimise your online learning experience and how to maintain focus in a world full of constant distractions.
Learn the secrets behind history's greatest speakers and the tools and techniques needed to upgrade your public speaking skills. Plus I answer questions on everything from pre-speaking rituals, to good script writing and optimising your body language to command a stage powerfully.
Discover the core skills and mental models every entrepreneur needs to learn, how to talk to customers effectively to get the results you want and how to develop the hustler mentality.
Discover why most of us find listening so difficult and how we can improve our listening skills. Plus, I answer your questions on the most common blocks to listening and how to overcome them as well as the secrets to listening better in a range of situations from phone calls to meetings and conferences.
Discover the core skills needed to become a self-directed learner, the advantages of different media sources for MetaLearning and the key principles that cognitive science has proven help people learn faster and more efficiently.
Discover why writing is so important in our current information age and the tools and techniques needed to write better. Plus I answer your questions on everything from dealing with resistance to developing your own unique style and the common characteristics of all good writing.
Learn key to asking better questions, understanding conversational dynamics in different situations and how to think about and deal with failure.
Learn why some of the world’s greatest minds value reading so much, how to choose your books and the tools and techniques that will help you read better. Plus I answer your questions on everything from reading more books to speed-reading and note taking as well as remembering and applying what you read.
Discover the difference between learning and education, the dynamics of the 'Attention Economy' and whether intelligence is determined by nature or nurture.
Learn the difference between good and bad questions, the multiple frameworks for inquiry in business and life and why having all the answers is overrated.
Discover Vince’s tips and tricks for marketing your content and business, the habits that will help you 10x your productivity and how to give a memorable public speech that keeps people coming back for more.
Discover the 4 fundamental communication skills and why they’re important, as well as practical strategies to improve your active listening, public speaking, reading and writing.
Learn how to accelerate your career by picking up hard skills, creating value and building relationships. Plus discover the practical strategies Will and Erin used to learn everything from web design to writing.
Discover the principles and ideas needed to work more effectively in all kinds of teams, based on organisational theory and my personal experiences at the Hive Global Leaders Program and the IO Collective Retreat.
Discover the techniques for picking the right language teacher, how to refresh languages you haven’t used for years and intelligent ways of using technology in language learning.
Discover the tips and tricks for picking up any language, how to create language learning habits that last, and how to overcome the obstacles you'll encounter on your path to fluency.
Learn how to leverage habits in your learning to achieve superhuman results, and discover the strategies that make these small behaviours add up to produce success in the long run.
Learn the strategies you can use to pick up any instrument, the secrets behind great online education and how to apply insights from music to other areas like language learning and entrepreneurship.
Learn how to manage the trade off between exploring multiple interests and focusing your learning, using insights from two of the world's greatest learners - Benjamin Franklin and Amadeus Mozart.
Discover how to learn by doing, pick up accelerated learning strategies from the British Armed Forces and understand how the relationship between motivation and habit creation will help you change your behaviour.
Discover the importance of purpose-driven learning, accessing multiple intelligences and the process of developing self-awareness to accelerate your learning.
Find out how to start using memory palaces today to memorise virtually anything, learn Anthony’s habits and strategies for learning foreign languages and discover the weird and wonderful world of memory sports.
Discover the methods you can use to structure your education, the secrets to being hyper productive, and how to leverage communities to learn faster and find inspirational mentors.
Discover the techniques you can use to prime your mind for learning, how to create a morning routine that sets you up for the day and the insights we can draw from Eastern Philosophy in the Western World.
Welcome to the first ever episode of the MetaLearn Podcast. In this episode I provide an introduction to MetaLearn, featuring an exploration of the main themes in accelerated learning and skill acquisition as well as some insight into my own personal story.