A very interesting study which backs up a lot of the ideas presented in BOUNCE and BLACK BOX THINKING about how to master any task using deliberate practice, learning from failure and feedback.
Research in other domains, mostly by Ericsson and colleagues, has shown that the main determinant of success in expert performers is not the amount of time spent practising, but the amount of time devoted to activities specifically targeted at aspects of performance that need improvement. After initial mastery of basic skills, some types of practice, the proficient execution of routine tasks for example, are unlikely to lead to further improvement. In other words, repetition in itself is not enough. This highly targeted type of learning has been given the term DELIBERATE PRACTICE.
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