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November 07 2011

00:48

All In The Mind - 5 November 2011 - Practice makes perfect?

The virtuoso violinist, star surgeon and super sportswoman - could any of us become the best of the best? Daniel Coyle toured the world's famous talent 'hotbeds' in search of secrets. Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson says with enough 'deliberate practice' - 10,000 hours of it, he argues - anything's possible. But does that trump 'natural talent'? Guests: Dr K. Anders Ericsson, Conradi Eminent Scholar, Professor of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - (http://www.psy.fsu.edu/faculty/ericsson.dp.html) Daniel Coyle, Author and contributing editor for Outside magazine - (http://thetalentcode.com/author/) Jacqui Cooper, Former world champion aerial skier - (http://jacquicooper.com/) Further Information: Jacqui Cooper ski-jumping at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj8sSTmKMG0) Publications: Title: The Talent Code; Greatness Isn't Born It's Grown Author: Daniel Coyle Publisher: Arrow Books, 2009 Title: The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance Author: Ericsson, K. Anders; Krampe, Ralf T.; Tesch-Rer, Clemens Publisher: Psychological Review: Vol 100(3), Jul 1993, 363-406. URL: http://www.scribd.com/doc/50947539/Ericsson-et-al-Role-of-Deliberate-Practice-in-Acquisition-of-Expert-Performance Title: Toward a science of exceptional achievement: attaining superior performance through deliberate practice. Author: Ericsson KA, Nandagopal K, Roring RW. Publisher: Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug;1172:199-217. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1196/annals.1393.001/abstract Title: From the Guest Editors: How Do Experts Learn Author: A. Mark Williams and K. Anders Ericsson Publisher: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2008, 30, 653-662 URL: http://www.castonline.ilstu.edu/smith/405/readings_pdf/expert_rdngs/how_experts_learn_1.pdf Title: Cognitive functions of the cerebellum explain how Ericsson's deliberate practice produces giftedness Publisher: High Ability Studies; Vol 18, No 1, June 2007, pp89-92 URL: http://positivedisintegration.com/Vandervert2007.pdf Title: Deliberate practice and expert performance: defining the path to excellence Author: Paul Ward, Nicola J. Hodges, A. Mark Williams and Janet L. Starkes Publisher: London: Routledge (2004) URL: http://hkin.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/hodgesn/msl/docs/ward_chap.pdf In A.M. Williams and N.J. Hodges (Eds.), Skill acquisition in sport: Research, theory and practice (pp. 232-258). Title: Tracing the Development of Athletes Using Retrospective Interview Methods: A Proposed Interview and Validation Procedure for Reported Information Author: Jean C K. Anders Ericsson, Madelyn P. Law Publisher: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 1. (March 2005), pp. 1-19. URL: http://areas.fmh.utl.pt/~arosado/Repositorio/ficheiros/LONGTERM/Ref7.pdf Title: Success is all in the Mind Author: Shelley Gare Publisher: The Australian newspaper, January 24, 2009. URL: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/success-is-all-in-the-mind/story-e6frg8gf-1111118649674 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2011/3352585.htm

April 28 2011

17:09

David Shenk on the Genius in us all

David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong. This is a ground-breaking--even liberating--book on talent and potential that has radical implications for how we think about education.
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