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EDU 201K Topic: Expertise: What Is It? Why Do We Want It? How Can We Get It?

Course Description: This course examines expert performance across a range of activities including the sciences, engineering, education, business, the arts, and sports. Drawing from psychology and anthropology it explores what counts as expertise and whether or not experts always have an advantage. Case studies and field research are used to deepen our understanding of six essential principles of expertise. We will also consider the concepts of individual and group expertise.


3 credits