Prior to beginning this journal entry, read “The Development of Expertise in Performance: The Role of Memory, Knowledge, Learning, and Practice” and “Transitions and the Development of Expertise,” as well as review all other required resources. It is important for you to have already completed your initial post in the “Learning Trends” discussion before you compose this journal entry.
Part 1: As you were reading this week, what vocabulary was used that was unfamiliar to you or might be to your peers? Identify three to five words from this week’s content and research each word in the context of learning and cognition. Explain, in your own words, what each word means and how it is used in the context of learning and cognition.
Part 2: Based on the week’s discourse and content, you will access the Ashford University Library and research one scholarly article pertaining to expertise that was published within the last 10 years. Provide a summary explanation of the findings on “expertise” in the context of your article. What implications should scholars consider based on this information? Support your explanation utilizing this week’s resources and your researched article.
Part 3: Consider the events from the past week of your life. How does expertise, or the perception of it, affect our behaviors, actions, and knowledge development? Describe one personal real-life example of an occurrence that supports the implications of actual expertise, or the perception of it, on our behaviors and actions toward others. As you share this information, consider and apply the professional standards found in “12.06 Anonymity of Sources”found in the AERA Code of Ethics.
Part 4: Review “Principle A: Professional Competence” in the AERA Code of Ethics. What implications should be considered in your scholarly writing and observations? How might you check for competence of the research in articles and research studies you read? Explain the public impression(s) and misconception(s) that can occur when secular articles or studies (e.g., Yahoo survey results, newspaper reports) are used instead of findings from peer-reviewed sources.
Each journal entry should be 400 to 700 words in length and should establish your understanding of the content, apply appropriate methods of ethical practices, and exhibit appropriate scaffolding of personal experience to the week’s content.
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