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The Learning Walk: A Primer

A few years ago I unwittingly found myself engaged in one of the best habits of my life: the learning walk. It was born out of pure practicality. Initially, I needed exercise, and I also needed to occupy

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3 keys to letting curiosity drive your learning

This is a guest post by Christopher Hutton of Liter8 Ideas (http://liter8.net) I’m a curious fellow. I like odd topics, and I love discovering new ideas in their natural habitat. There’s always that

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What’s involved in successful self-directed learning?

It’s a tragic fact that most of us know only how to be taught; we haven’t learned how to learn. –  Malcolm Knowles I’ve been writing about various aspects of self-directed learning

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10 Conference Learning Tips – How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

Perhaps like you, I attend a handful of conferences each year. Given that the cost of registration, transportation, and hotel can often be north of $1,000, I’ve decided it’s worth jotting down

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5 Lifelong Learning Power Tips for the Serious Learner

As I’ve noted before here on Mission to Learn, I am a fan of the courses that the The Great Courses offers, and one of my particular favorites is How We Learn with Professor Monisha Pasupathi of

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For creative problem solving, bust these 6 perceptual blocks

Often one of the main barriers to solving a problem is an inability to see the problem in a way that is likely to spark solutions. A source I return to again and again to help me with creative problem

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Take one or more of these 5 risks and really learn something

I was asked once in an interview “What have been obstacles that you’ve had to overcome when it relates to your educational journey?” There have been many – as I am sure there have

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What does it mean to be a lifelong learner?

I’ve taken a shot before at defining learning as I see it, but I’ve always felt the definition alone falls short of capturing what it means to be a lifelong learner. As I have considered the

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