We have been discussing the ideas behind growth mindset and deliberate practice in class all semester. One of my students pointed out that nearly all the examples discussed have been learning a physical activity or skill. The connection between learning a physical skill, like shooting free throws, and learning calculus concepts is vague at best. So the next series of film festivals will be to address what deliberate practice looks like in an academic setting. In particular, we will be looking at 1) metacognition, 2) interleaving, 3) spaced practice, and 4) retrieval practices.
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