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, Opengl Architecture Review Board
Format
Hardback | 208 pages
Dimensions
142.24 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
Publication date
01 Apr 1997
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication City/Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd edition
ISBN10
0201488396
ISBN13
9780201488395