Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Star is Made

I thought this article from the New York Times on techniques of learning was interesting and worthwhile, particularly the following:

~ The concept of "deliberate practice" (defined in the article as "setting specific goals, obtaining immediate feedback and concentrating as much on technique as on outcome")

~ The importance of doing something you love for a career

~ The concept from which the title comes - that limitations based on genetics are probably less significant than we tend to think .

1 comment:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

A very interesting article indeed! It speaks to the heart of the homeschool family life when it mentions the value of learning about what one loves.
Besides, from a Brazilian's standpoint, any article mentioning the upcoming World Cup is automatically interesting. :-)