Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

Learning to learn

By |2024-04-17T19:07:02+00:00April 17th, 2024|Learning Theory, Lifelong learning, Self-Directed Learning|

The ability to learn is clearly a superpower in our modern times – everyone must become voracious learners to keep up with workplace changes, prepare for job opportunities, pursue hobbies, satisfy curiosity, and generally engage in modern life. So it’s easy to see that honing our capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency for learning is important. But [...]

Nurturing motivation to learn

By |2023-06-13T21:29:58+00:00June 13th, 2023|Developing People, Leader-Led Development, Learning Theory|

“But,” they say, “what if my employees just aren’t motivated?” I hear that quite a lot when I talk with leaders at all levels about cultivating learning culture or supporting self-directed learning. They think employees don’t want to learn. Their evidence is that despite offering accessible resources, employees seem to take the easiest route to [...]

The Extended Mind

By |2021-05-25T16:10:43+00:00May 25th, 2021|Book Reviews, Learning Theory|

Annie Murphy Paul’s new book, The Extended Mind: The power of thinking outside the brain, is an enlightening exploration of how we use extra-neural resources to “focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively.” Drawing from theories and research around embodied cognition, situated cognition, and distributed cognition, Paul explains and illustrates the ways [...]

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