Ulrich Boser: “Learn Better”
Where: NYU Bookstore
212-998-4667 Price: Free
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In Learn Better, Ulrich Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like self-questioning can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. Among the important findings and practical tips, he tells a series of fascinating stories, including explaining how artist Jackson Pollock learned to paint and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. The book demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn, and will revolutionize the way students and society approach learning and aims to spark dramatic changes in our nation’s school system.
Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, where he examines education issues. A former contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, Boser is the author of two previous best-selling books, The Leap and The Gardner’s Heist.
Joshua Aronson is Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt.