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The Resource The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer ; with a new introduction by the author

The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer ; with a new introduction by the author

Label
The power of mindful learning
Title
The power of mindful learning
Statement of responsibility
Ellen J. Langer ; with a new introduction by the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning. In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindulness, introduced in her influential earlier book, to dramatically enhance the way we learn. In business, sports, laboratories, or at home, our learning is hobbled by certain antiquated and pervasive misconceptions. In this pithy, liberating, and delightful book she gives us a fresh, new view of learning in the broadest sense. Such familiar notions as delayed gratification, "the basics", or even "right answers", are all incapacitating myths which Langer explodes one by one. She replaces them with her concept of mindful or conditional learning which she demonstrates, with fascinating examples from her research, to be extraordinarily effective. Mindful learning takes place with an awareness of context and of the ever-changing nature of information. Learning without this awareness, as Langer shows convincingly, has severely limited uses and often sets on up for failure. With stunning applications to skills as diverse as paying attention, CPR, investment analysis, psychotherapy, or playing a musical instrument, The Power of Mindful Learning is for all who are curious and intellectually adventurous"--
  • "This radical and important work changed our understanding of the nature of learning. In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindulness, introduced in her influential earlier book, to dramatically enhance the way we learn. In business, sports, laboratories, or at home, our learning is hobbled by certain antiquated and pervasive misconceptions. In this pithy, liberating, and delightful book she gives us a fresh, view of learning in the broadest sense. Such familiar notions as delayed gratification, "the basics", or even "right answers", are all incapacitating myths which Langer explodes one by one. She replaces them with her concept of mindful or conditional learning which she demonstrates, with fascinating examples from her research, to be extraordinarily effective. Mindful learning takes place with an awareness of context and of the ever-changing nature of information. With stunning applications to skills as diverse as focusing attention, CPR, investment analysis, psychotherapy, or playing a musical instrument, The Power of Mindful Learning is for all who are curious and intellectually adventurous"--
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DLC
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langer, Ellen J.
Dewey number
370.15/23
Index
index present
Intended audience
1270L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
LB1060
LC item number
.L35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Merloyd Lawrence book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Learning
  • Attention
  • Thought and thinking
  • Cognition
Label
The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer ; with a new introduction by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When practice makes imperfect -- Creative distraction -- The myth of delayed gratification -- 1066 what? or The hazards of rote memory -- A new look at forgetting -- Mindfulness and intelligence -- The illusion of right answers
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxviii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780738219080
Lccn
2015044939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn914195352
  • (OCoLC)914195352
  • 2113968
Label
The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer ; with a new introduction by the author
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When practice makes imperfect -- Creative distraction -- The myth of delayed gratification -- 1066 what? or The hazards of rote memory -- A new look at forgetting -- Mindfulness and intelligence -- The illusion of right answers
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxviii, 156 pages
Isbn
9780738219080
Lccn
2015044939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn914195352
  • (OCoLC)914195352
  • 2113968

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