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The Power of Mindful Learning


Brian Johnson




Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Power of Mindful Learning" by Ellen Langer.


Hi, this is Brian. Welcome back to philosophers notes TV. Today we've got another great book The Power of mindful learning, the power of mindful learning by Ellen Langer. This is the third book by Dr. Langer. We've featured in the last week and a half or so, we started with counterclockwise then we did mindfulness now we have the power of mindful learning, applying mindfulness to teaching and learning. Great book.

As I mentioned in the other episodes, Dr. Langer is one of the world's leading researchscientists, he was the first tenured female professor in Harvard's psychology department. And she's the creator and advocate of what she calls the psychology of possibility. Really cool stuff. So philosophers note bunch of big ideas, five of them in a brand new piece of shock. Let's jump in. First big idea. Is reframing, reframing, she shares research that I think that she did in her colleagues, individuals going into a hospital to have major surgery. Not necessarily a pleasant experience, but she challenged them.

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