What is Learning?

Have you ever wondered what learning is and how to measure if it happened sufficiently? You might. But if you didn’t, don’t worry. It’s one of those ubiquitous things in life that just ‘is’. However in specific circumstances it is important to know what learning is. A definition of what learning is and is not, … Read moreWhat is Learning?

Stimulating Adaptive Expertise

Most individuals chose to attend higher education institutes to set the foundation for becoming an expert. Educational institutions are set up to help individuals achieve this aim. Much expertise development literature focuses on the development of ‘pattern recognition’ as the main path towards expertise. Individuals can make use of various extensively researched activities to achieve … Read moreStimulating Adaptive Expertise

PhDs: Leave your zone of comfort !

In 2014 I went to a conference and saw a number of very interesting presentation in my field. They work was right down my alley. I decided to check out their department and asked the professor if I could visit. After some planning, a lot of logistics, and even more paper work, I began my … Read morePhDs: Leave your zone of comfort !

Adaptive Experts: Who are they, why teams should have one, and am I one?

There are two types of experts: Routine and adaptive experts. Both require expertise in a field. The differences between them is how they are dealing with changs in their environment. Adaptive expertise: What is it? I have been studying adaptive expertise for the past five years, beginning with a summary of what other people have … Read moreAdaptive Experts: Who are they, why teams should have one, and am I one?

People Analytics: Enabling job crafting to create engaged employees

Contribution by Professor Amber Dailey-Hebert For years, around 1/3 of the US workforce feels engaged with their work. In other words, 2 out of 3 of your colleagues are not engaged in their work. This means they do not like their job at your company. This is not just a US problem, but a global one. The lowest level … Read morePeople Analytics: Enabling job crafting to create engaged employees

Chaos in Expertise Research

This is a follow-up on my first post “What is adaptive expertise”. It’s a try to organize my thoughts about expertise research, see what it is all about, and where does adaptive expertise fit into it. I struggled with that question while writing my review study, struggled even more after a couple of short talks … Read moreChaos in Expertise Research

What is Adaptive Expertise

When I came across the term Adaptive Expertise  while writing my PhD research proposal, I thought “yes, that’s it.” So I digged deeper trying to find the article in which the term was originally termed. Hatano and Inagaki (1986) came up with it after their observations. A very good description of Adaptive expertise, related to … Read moreWhat is Adaptive Expertise