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Deliberate Pratice-The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned from Playing the Violin

Deliberate Pratice-The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned from Playing the Violin | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"When it comes to understanding expertise and expert performance, psychologist Dr. Ericsson is perhaps the world’s leading authority. His research is the basis for the “10,000-hour rule” which suggests that it requires at least ten years and/or 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve an expert level of performance in any given domain – and in the case of musicians, more like 15-25 years in order to attain an elite international level.

Those are some pretty big numbers. So large, that at first I missed the most important factor in the equation.

Deliberate practice."

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Does Practice Make Perfect?-Sousa

Does Practice Make Perfect?-Sousa | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Practice refers to learners repeating a motor or cognitive skill over time. It begins with the rehearsal of the new skill in working memory. Later, the skill memory is recalled, and additional practice follows. The quality of the practice and the learner’s knowledge base will largely determine the outcome of each practice session. The old adage that “practice makes perfect” is rarely true. It is very possible to practice the same skill repeatedly with no increase in achievement or accuracy of application. Think of the people you know who have been driving, cooking, or even teaching for many years with no improvement in their skills. Why is this? How is it possible for one to continually practice a skill with no resulting improvement in performance?"

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