Adapt Smart: Smart Strategies for Learning in the 21st Century

9781456359799: Adapt Smart: Smart Strategies for Learning in the 21st Century

This handbook shows how to use a simple framework designed to help reduce overload, and effectively integrate learning strategies with modern learning tools and resources. It covers the adapt smart framework, specific evidence based strategies and concepts that help support effective learning. The adapt smart framework is given a whole chapter to itself, including clear illustrations, and a description of how it can be applied to improve learning. There is in-depth material on how to adapt learning strategies on-the-fly in a chapter on "global adapt". Then there are specific chapters on each aspect of the framework that include specific learning strategies for improving mindset, reducing overload, leveraging the long term memory, improving mental flexibility and creativity, and constructive thinking. There is also a chapter on how the framework applies in the context of a project. This refers to projects in business and training contexts, in study contexts, and in leisure situations. The handbook includes diagrams that illustrate the framework, the nature of learning and memory, and learning structures that help to reduce overload and support learning.

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John Coombes (PhD) is an expert in information systems, electronic brainstorming and group support systems. He has been researching and teaching information systems and uses of such resources since the 1990s in the UK and Hong Kong. Olive Yu is a barrister-at-law, educated in England in English law in the 1990s, and has practiced law in Hong Kong for the best part of a decade. Both Olive and John have been teaching and coaching applied learning strategies at the group and individual level in seminars, workshops and tutorials since 2000.

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