ERIC Number: EJ672453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Ask the Cognitive Scientist. Inflexible Knowledge: The First Step to Expertise.
Willingham, Daniel T.
American Educator, v26 n4 p31-33 Win 2002
Asserts that getting students to apply their knowledge in new situations is important, noting that reaching this goal generally requires that students have a large share of knowledge of the relevant topic. Describes rote versus inflexible knowledge, explaining that inflexible knowledge is the normal foundation for expertise and discussing how inflexible knowledge becomes flexible. Suggestions for teachers include using examples and distinguishing between rote and inflexible knowledge. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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