We have three videos we think you will enjoy. The first is Dr. Mark McDaniel explaining the importance of learning how to learn. In the second video, watch Brian Johnson’s (author of Optimal Living and Podcaster of Optimize) distillation of the book, Make It Stick. The third video is an interview of Dr. Robert Bjork by GoCognitive on Learning to Learn.

About the Author

Mark McDaniel (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is one of the most influential researchers of prospective memory (i.e., remembering to perform an action in the future), and is also well known for other research topics in learning and memory, cognitive aging, as well as applying cognitive psychology to enhance educational practices. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. McDaniel was a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA; Division 3) and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the APA, Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and has served as associate or consulting editor of many of the top scientific journals in learning, memory, and education.

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In 2015, Cameron Broumand, an entrepreneur and father of three living in Los Angeles, stumbled upon a media article on the science of learning. After reading the piece, he realized that the valuable research findings in cognitive psychology and the learning sciences were almost entirely unknown to the public and, more surprisingly, to teachers. How could this be?! Broumand decided to find out, so he called Dr. Robert Bjork, a distinguished research professor at UCLA and one of the world’s leading experts in human learning and memory. After an insightful conversation with Dr. Bjork about the disconnect between research and practice, Broumand recognized an opportunity to improve our educational system. Shortly thereafter, he—along with Clement Mok, an award-winning designer and digital pioneer—founded the company, Lasting Learning. The goal of the company? To provide information to the public about how the science of learning can help transform and improve the way people teach and learn. Broumand asked learning scientists, Dr. Nick Soderstrom and Saskia Giebl, M.Sc. (both of whom were in Bjork’s lab at the time), to join the team. They happily agreed and, with the help of Carri O’Neill, have been giving talks, workshops, and webinars around the country ever since. The UCLA-Lasting Learning team has had the privilege to talk with thousands of teachers, coaches, parents, students, and athletes about how they can leverage the science of learning to enhance their educational practices. We look forward to talking with many more!