The HippoCampus Podcast

Misjudgements & Myths in Learning: with special guest Dr Paul Penn

May 07, 2021 The HippoCampus Podcast Season 3 Episode 2
The HippoCampus Podcast
Misjudgements & Myths in Learning: with special guest Dr Paul Penn
Show Notes

In this episode we are joined by Dr Paul Penn, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East London and author of the excellent book 'The Psychology of Effective Studying'.

With Dr Penn, we explore a whole host of questions around learning including:
-Why we often make misjudgements of our learning and  how that shapes development of suboptimal learning techniques. 
- What is 'metacognition'? And why is it the most important skill for developing as an effective learner
- What are 'desirable difficulties' and how can we bring them into our study routines
- And why the myth of learning styles, despite evidence contrary to their existence,  remains so pervasive and potentially harmful for our learning...

So pull up a chair and join this fascinating conversation, which is packed full of practical insights and tips which we are sure you'll find helpful!

Recommendations from the episode:
'The Psychology of Effective Studying' Dr Paul Penn's book
Psychology of Effective Studying-Dr Paul Penn's YouTube channel
The Dunning-Kruger effect
Desirable Difficulties-Dr Robert & Elizabeth Bjork
Review of Evidence and Effectiveness of different learning techniques- excellent paper by Dunlosky et al
Easy-read article on myth of learning styles


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