The Resource The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer

The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer

Label
The power of mindful learning
Title
The power of mindful learning
Statement of responsibility
Ellen J. Langer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
VPW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langer, Ellen J.
Dewey number
370.1523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Learning
  • Attention
  • Thought and thinking
  • Cognition
Label
The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-156) and index
Contents
  • Sideways learning
  • Can a text teach mindfully?
  • 2.
  • Creative distraction
  • The
  • puzzle of "attention"
  • Enhancing novelty
  • Soft vigilance
  • Rethinking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • 3. The
  • Acknowledgments
  • myth of delayed gratification
  • All works and no play
  • Turning play into work
  • Turning work in to play
  • 4.
  • 1066 what? or The hazards of rote memory
  • Locking up information
  • Keeping information available
  • Drawing distinctions
  • 5. A
  • Introduction
  • new look at forgetting
  • Staying in the present
  • The
  • dangers of mindless memory
  • Absentminded versus other minded?
  • Does memory decline?
  • Alternative views of memory and aging
  • 6.
  • Mindfulness and intelligence
  • Nineteenth-century theories of intelligence
  • 1.
  • The
  • notion of optimum fit
  • An
  • alternative ability
  • Linear versus mindful problem solving
  • 7. The
  • illusion of right answers
  • Hobbled by outcomes
  • Actor/observer and other perspectives
  • Uncertainty and creative thought
  • When practice makes imperfect
  • When right becomes wrong
  • Mindfulness and self-definition
  • Learning as re-imagining the world
  • Notes
  • Index
  • About the author
  • Overlearned skills
  • Whose basics?
  • The
  • value of doubt
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780201339918
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a552262
  • (OCoLC)35566245
Label
The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer
Publication
Note
"Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-156) and index
Contents
  • Sideways learning
  • Can a text teach mindfully?
  • 2.
  • Creative distraction
  • The
  • puzzle of "attention"
  • Enhancing novelty
  • Soft vigilance
  • Rethinking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • 3. The
  • Acknowledgments
  • myth of delayed gratification
  • All works and no play
  • Turning play into work
  • Turning work in to play
  • 4.
  • 1066 what? or The hazards of rote memory
  • Locking up information
  • Keeping information available
  • Drawing distinctions
  • 5. A
  • Introduction
  • new look at forgetting
  • Staying in the present
  • The
  • dangers of mindless memory
  • Absentminded versus other minded?
  • Does memory decline?
  • Alternative views of memory and aging
  • 6.
  • Mindfulness and intelligence
  • Nineteenth-century theories of intelligence
  • 1.
  • The
  • notion of optimum fit
  • An
  • alternative ability
  • Linear versus mindful problem solving
  • 7. The
  • illusion of right answers
  • Hobbled by outcomes
  • Actor/observer and other perspectives
  • Uncertainty and creative thought
  • When practice makes imperfect
  • When right becomes wrong
  • Mindfulness and self-definition
  • Learning as re-imagining the world
  • Notes
  • Index
  • About the author
  • Overlearned skills
  • Whose basics?
  • The
  • value of doubt
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780201339918
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a552262
  • (OCoLC)35566245

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