ERIC Number: EJ782511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Reference Count: 26
What Is an "Expert Student?"
Sternberg, Robert J.
Educational Researcher, v32 n8 p5-9 Nov 2003
This article suggests that conventional methods of teaching may, at best, create pseudo-experts--students whose expertise, to the extent they have it, does not mirror the expertise needed for real-world thinking inside or outside of the academic disciplines schools normally teach. It is suggested that teaching for "successful intelligence" may help in the creation of future experts. It is further suggested that we may wish to start teaching students to think wisely, not just well.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Regression Analysis, Process Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Improvement, Student Educational Objectives, Cognitive Development, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Educational Research
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