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The Big Question

What Can People Do to Get Better at Learning?

Sep 16, 2015 | 28 videos
Video by The Atlantic

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of professors, engineers, and journalists how to absorb information effectively and move towards creativity. "What we need to work on is getting comfortable with struggle in learning," says the journalist Amanda Ripley. "With the discomfort that comes from not knowing something." Other panelists include Josh Kaufman, Susan Greenfield, Anne Libera, Tim Brown, and Jo Boaler.

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Authors: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Jaclyn Skurie

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Ideas and insights from leaders at the Aspen Ideas Festival