Ask Serena Williams to describe every leap, twist and gesture on the court if what you really want is to see her stumble. Task World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand with explaining every slide of a pawn or block of a bishop and he might lose sight of the board. Force a pilot to narrate every bank, altitude adjustment, and unplanned course correction through this week’s Frankenstorm — and prepare yourself for a pretty bumpy ride. While it may seem counterintuitive, the fact is that experts are just people who have learned the basic facts of their discipline cold enough (they have developed a level of Automaticity with basic functions) that actually makes it distracting to consciously consider these details. And in the context of how best to educate our children, understanding this aspect of true mastery can lead you to only one answer to the most critical education question of the mobile revolution:
How best can we leverage the promise of mobile platforms to raise children who aim beyond mediocrity, and towards mastery in their learning? We can do it through adaptive, mobile, game-based learning... (Read the entire article here.)
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