Do Your Early Performance Wins Breed Overconfidence?

Being too sure of oneself can be a problem, and research reveals a pattern in how it develops. In an experiment that involved making medical diagnoses, subjects with no experience started out under-confident, but after just a few early successes they perceived themselves as more expert than they actually were – a phenomenon the researchers… Read More

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Persistence or Talent vs Persistence & Talent…

“In the course of achieving anything, nothing is more important than persistence.” Many will tell you that persistence or determination is more important than talent. However, without some talent (latent or trained), one will find it difficult to achieve an objective with persistence alone. For example, I don’t have the talent to run 10,000 metres… Read More

Fieldcraft & Elk: Learning Skills & Drills!

“Wily elk learn to outsmart hunters WITH age comes wisdom. Older female elk learn to avoid getting shot by hunters, and may adapt their behaviour to the hunting threat at different times of year. Henrik Thurfjell [and colleagues (2017)] at the University of Alberta, Canada, and his colleagues put GPS tracking collars on 49 female elk in… Read More

Repetition: History and Political/Military Autism

Article Title Political/Military Autism. Extract “’History teaches us that we learn nothing from history.’ Hegel Foreign policy is often a little like ice fishing. If you pick the wrong companions, the wrong spot, or the wrong time of year, the results can be catastrophic. When the ice gives way, fish in the creel become irrelevant. Unlike… Read More

Eight Ways to Promote Generative Learning.

Research Paper Title Eight Ways to Promote Generative Learning. Abstract Generative learning involves actively making sense of to-be-learned information by mentally reorganizing and integrating it with one’s prior knowledge, thereby enabling learners to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this article, the researchers present eight learning strategies intended to promote generative learning: summarizing, mapping, drawing,… Read More