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Learn or DieUsing Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization$
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Edward Hess

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170246

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170246.001.0001

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Learning

Learning

How Our Mind Works

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2 Learning
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Learn or Die
Author(s):

Edward D. Hess

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170246.003.0002

This chapter explores the nature of learning by focusing on how our mind works. It first provides an overview of the relationship between learning and cognition before discussing how learning skills are improved through intentional practice with contemporaneous feedback that focuses on improving specific weaknesses. It then considers metacognition, the process of managing how we think, and how we can better control our thinking. It also evaluates the negative effects of ego and fear on learning and concludes by emphasizing the need to understand how people learn, as well as what environmental factors promote and inhibit learning, and embed them in the design and operation of a learning organization.

Keywords:   learning, mind, cognition, learning skills, metacognition, ego, fear, learning organization

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