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How to Become an Expert at Anything

How to Become an Expert at Anything | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
How to become an expert by doing your own research, communicating with like-minded people, engaging with other experts, reading academic articles, putting your knowledge to action, and cultivating an attitude to never stop learning new things.
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From the article: Two types of #knowledge: "explicit knowledge, such as from reading a book or listening to a lecture."

 

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"However, there is a whole other realm of knowledge that you can only learn through action and practice known as tacit knowledge.

 

A good example of tacit knowledge is riding a bike. You can read books or talk to others about it all day, but you won’t really be able to learn it until you get on the bike, try to pedal and balance yourself, fall down, get back up, continue to practice, and eventually “feel” what it’s like to actually ride a bike until it becomes second-nature."

 

 

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Software Reads Wild Animal Footprints | MIT Technology Review

Software Reads Wild Animal Footprints  | MIT Technology Review | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
New software can ID an animal’s gender and age based just on a picture of a footprint.
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from the article: "Over the last decade, WildTrack, an organization founded by zoologist and veterinarian Zoe Jewell and her husband, Sky Alibhai, has been developing image processing software to detect physical footprint characteristics that are hard for an untrained eye to recognize. The organization’s software is being used to track a variety of animals in different habitats, including Amur tigers in Russia,tapir in South America, and polar bears in the Canadian province of Nunavut."

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