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The process of learning is more than simple memorization. Today's students, to be competitive in the current job market, need to master a diverse set skills - from critical thinking to research methodology to technical writing. To help support the next generation of Cambodian scholars, analysts, researchers, and professionals - we invite you to attend "LearningCamp," where we will explore:
1. The neuroscience (brain science) behind "learning," and how to use this knowledge to master new learning techniques;
2. Apps, software tools, and other techniques that improve learning, memory and critical thinking skills;
3. The essentials of research methods and how to structure one's writing and research to explain more clearly one's ideas/findings/conclusions.
We will have a couple of short talks and demos. After this, we will invite the participants to share their learning and research techniques.
Preetam Rai is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) currently running multiple peer learning projects across Asia. Preetam lives between South East Asia and Japan, and helps organisations better understand their audiences via insights into emerging technology and cultural trends.
Dr. Bradley Jensen Murg is assistant professor of political science and director of global development studies at Seattle Pacific University and affiliate professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Dr. Murg's research focuses on legal reform, the political economy of foreign aid, and economic development in the Mekong region, China, and the former Soviet Union. His current work explores the history of foreign aid in Cambodia, paying particular attention to Soviet assistance in the 1980s as well as Chinese aid and investment today.
Ratana Sopha focuses on empowerment of marginalized communities and youths, from access to information and education to secure livelihood to public health and well-being. He's currently the Manager for HIV Prevention and Innovations at KHANA and works with community-based organizations that provide HIV and health service support to female entertainment workers, men who have sex with men, transgender women, and people who inject drugs. A lot of his work deals with coordination, development of technical documents, report writing, and dialogue facilitation, which probably explains why he has chosen to talk about effective methods for note-taking.