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Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

Coursera · McMaster University · 1 HN points · 3 HN comments

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Course Description

Mindshift is designed to help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment. Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of selective ignorance over general competence. We’ll provide practical insights from science about how to learn and change effectively even in maturity, and we’ll build on what you already know to take your life’s learning in fantastic new directions. This course is designed to show you how to look at what you’re learning, and your place in what’s unfolding in the society around you, so you can be what you want to be, given the real world constraints that life puts on us all. You’ll see that by using certain mental tools and insights, you can learn and do more—far more—than you might have ever dreamed!

This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or subsequent to, its companion course, Learning How to Learn. (Mindshift is more career focused, and Learning How to Learn is more learning focused.)

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You might want to have a look at a course called "Mindshift" on Coursera. It is free to access and the main topic is the combination of lifelong learning and career switching. From personal experience I would say: you will be more successful in such a career change, when you do not ignore the skills you have for your current job, but find a way to use them in the new one.
Another free course made by the same team:

This course is more focused on how/what to learn to boost your career.

I liked both courses; they take 2-3 hours per week for 4 week.

Just today I got notification from iTunes that her new book "Mindshift" (which I had preoredered) is out. Her new course with the same name is on Coursera too After first week not sure how much does it overlap with "Learning how to learn".
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