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[StarCon] Learning How To Learn

[StarCon] Learning How To Learn

A good education can take many different shapes, sizes, forms. Oftentimes, the most profound educations don’t even happen in a classroom. And yet, they all seem to have one thing in common: they teach you how to learn. Being able to learn new things is an empowering skills, especially for those of us working in the ever-changing, fast-paced tech industry. But how can we teach ourselves this skill? Together, we’ll explore one of the world’s most well-known and deeply-loved techniques and see how we can each use it to learn many new things—tech-related or not!

Vaidehi Joshi

January 19, 2019

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