Dr Barb Oakley is an expert on education and learning. Her focus is on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behaviour. Barb’s forte is providing practically useful insights from neuroscience that leverage learners’ abilities. In her skilled hands, in-depth neuroscience becomes easy to picture and understand.
Barb will be in Australia in January and February 2020 and is available for speaking engagements at schools across the country. It is a wonderful opportunity for students and educators to learn from Barb powerful mental tools to help master tough subjects and how neuroscience is changing what we know about learning.
Memorization is important, but you have to step back to digest complex systems. Dr Barb Oakley
She is the author of the New York Times international best-seller, A Mind for Numbers, and creator of one of the world’s most successful online courses: Learning How to Learn, with millions of students worldwide. You can view her TED Talk on the topic below.
Barb's work on education and learning has been featured extensively in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal
(Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain & Opinion: Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later) (How We Should Be Teaching Math, How a Polymath Mastered Math—and So Can You & Opinion: Why Do Women Shun STEM? It’s Complicated)