Elements of Skill: A Conscious Approach to Learning

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Theodore Dimon Jr.

The Elements of Skill advances a new approach to learning based on the awareness and control of action. Dimon argues that the most important element in skilled performance is neither practice nor mechanical drilling but an understanding of one's habitual ways of doing and thinking. He clearly describes principles that can help children and adults alike overcome learning difficulties by breaking skills down into manageable elements and removing harmful habits. Useful to teachers and parents, The Elements of Skill presents a new thesis on learning based on the functioning mind and body as ""the central instrumentality upon which all learning depends."" [approx. 220 pages, pb, black-and-white photos, 5 X 8, 2003, North Atlantic Books]

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