The Power of Mindful Learning Ellen Langer (Myth2: Focus means paying…
The Power of Mindful Learning
Myth1: Practice basics so they become second nature
Myth3: Delay gratification
The world is not as predictable, just, or orderly as we assume
Myth2: Focus means paying attention at one thing at a time
distraction: attending to unimportant things?
Why are they attractive?
What can we learn from them?
soft vigilance: open to novelty and more information
Myth4: Rote memory is necessary
Information remain still,unchanging with respetition
The known past is not enough to prepare us for the yet-to-know future
Myth5: Forgetting is bad
Forgetting pleasure induces us to re-experience it. Continuous experiencing life from a fresh vantage point is part of being truly alive
Myth6: Intelligence is knowing what is out there
Intelligence: There is an objective reality. Intelligence is awareness of that reality and choose the best option given that reality.
Mindfulness: creating reality by defining different relationship with it. Creating new options with experience
Myth7: Answers are either right or wrong
The ability is to achieve an outcome is different from the ability to explore and understand experiences.
Mindful learning is re-imaging the world.
How do we know if we don't ask? Why should we ask if we are certain we know?
Paying attention to our questions is the power of mindful learning