Learn to Learn

The essential audio guide for lifelong learners.

Overview

Learning is a skill. And, like any other, it requires training and practice to sharpen. Whether you finished school years ago or you’re a current student looking for an edge, there are things you can do today to learn more quickly, effectively, and powerfully. In this free course, Knowable’s expert team of behavioral psychologists, memory champions, polyglots, and masterminds explains their proven strategies and teaches you how to learn better.

You'll learn how to:

Develop a learning mindset
Set specific goals
Conquer procrastination
Learn multiple skills simultaneously
Track your progress
Remember what you learn
Embrace setbacks
Make a learning plan
Beat distractions
Overcome the frustration barrier
Schedule your learning
Hold yourself accountable
Thrive with a learning or thinking difference
Practice deliberately

What you'll get

  • 4 hours of audio lessons

    Proven strategies and techniques to improve your learning skills.

  • Companion e-textbook

    When listening isn’t an option, dig into this text-based PDF.

  • Glossary of terms

    Get up to speed on learning terminology.

  • Curated resources

    Save time searching. We’ve collected the best resources for you.

  • Lesson summaries

    Be reminded of the key things you’ve learned.

Experts in this course

  • Julia Furlan
    Julia is an independent podcasting consultant, podcast host, and professor at The New School. Most recently, Julia hosted a series of podcasts for NPR and before that she was the head of the BuzzFeed News PodSquad. She has an MA from NYU in Journalism and Latin American Studies and has written and produced audio for outlets like WNYC, Latino USA, and Slate.
  • Josh Kaufman
    Josh Kaufman is the best-selling author of books on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast! is an international bestseller, and his TED talk on rapid skill acquisition has been viewed over 17 million times.
  • Rachel Wu
    Dr. Rachel Wu is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She recently received a 5-year CAREER award grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role of learning new skills on cognitive and functional growth in adulthood.
  • Peter C. Brown
    Peter C. Brown is co-author of the best-selling book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning from Harvard University Press. Brown is a novelist, non-fiction writer, and retired management consultant living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Dr. Fuschia Sirois
    Dr. Fuschia Sirois is a Reader in Health and Social Psychology at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her research centers on understanding how psychological factors and qualities related to managing emotions and behavior confer risk or resilience for physical health and well-being related outcomes. These factors include procrastination and perfectionism on the risk side, and self-compassion and gratitude on the resilience side.
  • Brigid Schulte
    Brigid Schulte is a journalist, think tank director, speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling book on time pressure, gender, and modern life, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. She was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine for nearly 17 years and now serves as the director of the Better Life Lab—the work-life, gender equality, and family-supportive social policy program at New America, a non-partisan think tank.
  • Yänjaa Wintersoul
    Yänjaa Wintersoul is a world-record-holding memory champion and a multi-hyphenate entertainer. She’s the star of multiple documentaries, TV shows, and commercials—including Sweden's Got Talent, an IKEA ad in which she memorized the entire 328-page catalog in a week, and, most recently, Netflix's The Mind: Explained with Emma Stone.
  • David Freedman
    David J. Freedman, PhD, is Professor of Neurobiology and Chair of the Graduate Program in Computational Neuroscience at The University of Chicago, where he has been a faculty member since 2008. His research laboratory studies the neural circuit mechanisms of higher cognitive functions such as learning, memory, and decision making. His laboratory is also working to translate our understanding of biological brain circuits to artificial neural networks in order to advance novel approaches in the field of AI.
  • James Turk
    James Turk is CEO of The Turk Group, based in New York City. For the last 15 years, James has delivered training and coaching solutions in the areas of leadership development, sales, change management, and customer care. As an executive coach, James has partnered with leaders all over the world including from BuzzFeed, Spotify, and Nike.
  • Debbie Reber
    Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting—a top podcast, community, and educational resource for parents raising differently wired children. Her newest book is Differently Wired: The Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope.
  • Trynia Kaufman
    Trynia Kaufman, MS, is the Senior Manager of Editorial Research at Understood, a non-profit supporting people who learn and think differently. She discovered her passion for the education field while directing a college prep program targeted toward youth in foster care. This led her to become a special education teacher, and she now writes about education issues and presents nationwide at conferences.

Lesson plan

Why Knowable?

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What people are saying

  • My background is in marketing so I’ve always been curious about human behavior. Outside of my career, I have many different interests, which I’ve pursued with varying degrees of determination and success. When I found Knowable’s learning to learn course I was excited to hear from the experts on techniques that could be applied to up my skill-acquisition game as an adult. The course was thorough, with experts in many different areas of learning and development, the host was charismatic and I also appreciate that the course has a written summary, and links to additional reading - I can see myself referring back to these materials as I continue the learning journey.
    Mark S, Los Angeles, CA
  • As an educator, as well as a lifelong learner, I found this podcast immensely engaging and informing. It’s a wonder why we don't spend more time on the psychology of how we learn and know, and I especially benefitted from the sections regarding understanding our emotions around learning new skills. In my own experience as an adult learner, I’ve felt exacerbated and even given up learning a new skill because I felt embarrassed for not being immediately good at it. This knowable series was a transformative experience, and I am excited to apply these lessons in my everyday life. Finishing this series left me inspired and hopeful, asking myself: “So what should I learn next?”
    Rachel O'Connell, Katy, TX

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