Proposal Title

SoTL and Deliberate Practice: A New Approach to Social Justice Education

Proposal Abstract

Does Tiger Woods have anything to teach university instructors? What can famed musician Paganini, chess master Capablanca, scholars, and performers offer to the scholarship of teaching and learning? The field of expert performance studies offers a valuable framework for educators. Each course allows instructors to assist students develop different forms of expertise. Among the many diverse goals of education, challenging students to live lives of service and social justice are central to the mission of many universities. This presentation describes the applicability of K. Anders Ericsson's theory of the attainment of expert performance through deliberate practice on those who demonstrate a superior level of achievement in service to others. The audience will learn Anderson's theory, reflect on embedding social justice in the classroom, and apply the methods used to train expert achievers in other domains to awaken people to work for the good of those in need.

Location

Room 2903

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 11th, 9:00 AM Mar 11th, 9:45 AM

SoTL and Deliberate Practice: A New Approach to Social Justice Education

Room 2903

Does Tiger Woods have anything to teach university instructors? What can famed musician Paganini, chess master Capablanca, scholars, and performers offer to the scholarship of teaching and learning? The field of expert performance studies offers a valuable framework for educators. Each course allows instructors to assist students develop different forms of expertise. Among the many diverse goals of education, challenging students to live lives of service and social justice are central to the mission of many universities. This presentation describes the applicability of K. Anders Ericsson's theory of the attainment of expert performance through deliberate practice on those who demonstrate a superior level of achievement in service to others. The audience will learn Anderson's theory, reflect on embedding social justice in the classroom, and apply the methods used to train expert achievers in other domains to awaken people to work for the good of those in need.