The Got-A-Head®? team has devised a wide range of tools and techniques to help everyone, particularly children, learn more effectively. They concentrate on our four core concepts: Memory, Observation, Reading Effectively and Thinking. As with any skill, you have to work at them. They are straightforward to master. However, they do require a fair amount of practice. Probably not as much as playing a musical instrument or learning a new language, but quite a lot. Like getting better at a sport, though, you don't have to be a professional to enjoy it and the exercise improves your everyday life.
We came up with our materials as a result of wide reading of cutting-edge research in cognitive development, memory, psychology and pedagogical matters. We have also been inspired by many writers and philosophers through the ages from the ancient Greeks to more modern ones such as Polya and de Bono. You can read more about the background to our materials here.
If you want to know more about who we are, then check out this page.
Our future plans, in addition to enhancing and elaborating the tools and techniques we have already devised, include releasing a suite of apps to support our techniques in order to better help the learner. The apps will also benefit parents and teachers in their quest to support children's learning. If you wish to know more, then go to our Apps page.