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A Conscious Approach to Learning

Written by Theodore Dimon, Jr.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Theodore Dimon, Jr.
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On Sale: January 08, 2013
Pages: 248 | ISBN: 978-1-58394-703-6
Published by : North Atlantic Books North Atlantic Books
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Why do so many beginners, both children and adults, fail to master chosen skills? The Elements of Skill was inspired by—and addresses—that question with a program based on proven techniques. The book, written by a renowned practitioner of the Alexander Technique, outlines an educational system that makes the process of learning a performance or athletic skill more conscious, and therefore more successful. Its principles include breaking down a skill into manageable parts, setting realistic goals, observing mind/body processes, overcoming blocks, controlling habits, and achieving heightened awareness and self-mastery. Included are inspiring examples of people who have benefited from the method.


"In this enlightening book, the author provides a comprehensive analysis of skilled performance and its acquisition, from a holistic and functional point of view. Since the book is, in addition, full of practical advice on the teaching and learning of skills, it will, I believe, benefit every educator and self-educator who reads it with the care and attention it deserves."-Israel Scheffler, Director, Philosophy of Education Research Center, Harvard University

  • The Elements of Skill by Theodore Dimon, Jr.
  • November 04, 2003
  • Education - Educational Psychology
  • North Atlantic Books
  • $12.95
  • 9781556434761

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