The Power of Mindful Learning

Description

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, labouratories, 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.

Details

Author(s)
Ellen J. Langer
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
139 x 206 x 15mm | 180g
Publication date
05 Apr 2016
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Lifelong
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0738219088
ISBN13
9780738219080
Bestsellers rank
27,270