College Does Not Equal Expertise

In a delightful blog post, You Can’t Become an Expert in College, Dr. Robert Talbert, a math professor and the author of one of my regular blog reads, Casting Out Nines, ends with this comment:

We can’t make students experts in the time we have with them, probably, but we can put them in position to become experts later. Ironically, the harder we try to make experts out of everyone, the less we stress broad intellectual skills, and the less likely they are to become experts later. How are students supposed to continue to learn, practice, and perform to get to that top level if nobody teaches them how to think and learn on their own?

Go and read the blog post.

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