(Long Island, NY) Dr. Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University in Michigan, will give a lecture entitled “Learning How to Learn” at Adelphi University on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center at 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY. This lecture is the third annual lecture in the Ruth S. Ammon Endowed Lecture in Education series. It is free and open to the public.
Prior to becoming a professor of engineering, Dr. Oakley had a wide range of work experiences, from serving as a Russian translator with the U.S. Army to operating radio systems at the South Pole. She has published numerous books; her most recent is called A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) and became a New York Timesbestseller.
Dr. Oakley is one of two instructors of the world’s largest open online learning course, called Learning How to Learn, through the University of California, San Diego. The self-paced course provides students with practical techniques to help in test-taking, memorization and avoiding procrastination. It draws from multiple disciplines to provide a cohesive view of how the brain learns.
For more information on the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, visit education.adelphi.edu.
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. As a nationally-ranked, doctoral research university, Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.