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What is the best way to reliably achieve virtuosity in a field?
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Andy Matuschak marvels at how fundamentally unserious knowledge workers are about deliberate practice.
- Is there a right way to practice deliberately? It seems it’s possible for someone to do something for a long time, and still be very bad at it. What does meaningful deliberate practice look like?
- What are the key threshold concepts in various fields that, once a learner understands, accelerates their progress towards virtuosity?
- If the structure of a syllabus, in itself, is a pedagogical tool, what is a good rubric for constructing effective syllabi?
- The medieval university had a culture of public lectures. What might that look like today?
- What are the most interesting alternative education experiments being conducted today?
- Are competency frameworks, versus discrete courses, better for learners? Is the concept of curriculum too confining?
- What should be the role of apprenticeships in modern education? (link)
- How do you teach taste? (link)
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