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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langer, Ellen J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1060
LC item number
.L35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Learning
  • Attention
  • Thought and thinking
  • Cognition
  • Apprentissage
  • Attention
  • Pensée
  • Cognition
  • Attention
  • Cognition
  • Learning
  • Thought and thinking
  • Leren
  • Aufmerksamkeit
  • Lernen
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
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: Overlearned skills -- Whose basics? -- Value of doubt -- Sideways learning -- Can a text teach mindfully? -- Creative distraction: -- Puzzle of "attention" -- Enhancing novelty -- Soft vigilance -- Rethinking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Myth of delayed gratification: All work and no play -- Turning play into work -- Turning work into play -- 100 what? or the hazards of rote memory: Locking up information -- Keeping information available -- Drawing distinctions -- New look at forgetting: Staying in the present -- Dangers of mindless memory -- Absentminded versus other minded: -- Does memory decline? -- Alternative views of memory and aging -- Illusion of right answers: Hobbled by outcomes -- Actor/observer and other perspectives -- Uncertainty and creative thought -- When right becomes wrong -- Learning as re-imagining the worked -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780201488395
Lccn
96041893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35566245
  • (OCoLC)ocm35566245
Label
The power of mindful learning, Ellen J. Langer
Publication
Note
"Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-156) 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: Overlearned skills -- Whose basics? -- Value of doubt -- Sideways learning -- Can a text teach mindfully? -- Creative distraction: -- Puzzle of "attention" -- Enhancing novelty -- Soft vigilance -- Rethinking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Myth of delayed gratification: All work and no play -- Turning play into work -- Turning work into play -- 100 what? or the hazards of rote memory: Locking up information -- Keeping information available -- Drawing distinctions -- New look at forgetting: Staying in the present -- Dangers of mindless memory -- Absentminded versus other minded: -- Does memory decline? -- Alternative views of memory and aging -- Illusion of right answers: Hobbled by outcomes -- Actor/observer and other perspectives -- Uncertainty and creative thought -- When right becomes wrong -- Learning as re-imagining the worked -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780201488395
Lccn
96041893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35566245
  • (OCoLC)ocm35566245

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