The Power of Mindful Learning

Description

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 one up for failure.

Details

Author(s)
Ellen J. Langer
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
134.62 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
Publication date
17 Mar 1998
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, MA, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0201339919
ISBN13
9780201339918
Bestsellers rank
105,913