When trying to understand mindful learning, I read through Ellen Langer’s article and get the sense of this new culture of learning which stresses on the self-consciousness of learners while learning. The article also shows how mindful learning looks like from a more methodological perspective. The whole idea was inspiring, but I always have this question in my mind while reading: why would I willing to learn?
I feel enlighted when the word motivation comes up in videos. I think motivation is the solution to my question. I see Dr. Emily Satterwhite’s talk today about their actions against mountain valley pipeline as a good example of full of motivation. By knowing what’s important to ourselves and the aspects we care about, motivations generate. Then decide to take actions. Of course, the real world cases are not this simple, but I personally believe they all start somehow in this way.
In the first place, I would define motivation is the lead of mindful learning, however; now I figure they are two different and interactive aspects. A motivation may not last long or become important enough if we lack the self-awareness about what we are motivated by. Motivation coming up from mindful thinking, are those can support us to get through tough times.