Learning How To Learn (Part 1 & 2)
The motto for the United Negro College Fund sends chills up my spine whenever I hear it. Its foreboding yet challenging message declares: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” For the Christian, however, the stakes are even higher. A human mind made in the image and likeness of an infinite, eternal, and personal God (Gen. 1:26-27) is a fortiori (Latin: “with greater force,” “all the more”) a terrible thing to waste.
The Study Skills 101: Learning How To Learn class is specifically offered to help believers sharpen their thinking, reading, and speaking skills. This course can be directly helpful to teachers, parents (especially homeschool parents), and students, particularly adult students who want to engage in a lifelong journey of intellectual discovery and learning. This class can serve as a fun and challenging opportunity to clear the mental cobwebs that too often accumulate with the passage of time and age. All educational levels can benefit from the content of this class. Come and learn the enduring insights of famed philosopher and educator Mortimer J. Adler by studying his best selling work How to Read a Book. — Professor Kenneth Samples.
Part 1 and Part 2 of Ken Samples’ lectures on Learning How To Learn are now available online. I’ve not listened to the audio as yet, but from the description they sound like they’ll be a must listen to series. If you’re not already, follow Kim Riddlebarger’s blog as he will post as soon as the subsequent lectures are published online.