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ERIC Number: EJ822106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Implications of Domain-General "Psychological Support Skills" for Transfer of Skill and Acquisition of Expertise
Eccles, David W.; Feltovich, Paul J.
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v21 n1 p43-60 2008
The article proposes that individuals who acquire certain psychological support skills may experience accelerated learning and enhanced performance in many domains. In support of this proposal, we present evidence that these skills enhance learning and performance, that they are domain-general in that they can be applied in a variety of domains, and that they can be taught and learned. We also discuss two implications of the skills for current theories of expertise. The first is that any observed transfer of expertise between domains might result as much from the support supplied by application of the skills during learning and performance as from any direct transfer achieved due to two domains sharing similar task elements. The second is that use of these skills might contribute to an understanding of how performers sustain the motivation necessary for the extended period of deliberate practice required to maximize skill acquisition. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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