Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Howe et al.: Innate talents

Training quality and learning goals: Towards effective learning for all


Rosemary J. Stevenson a1
a1 Human Communication Research Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England, United Kingdom rosemary.stevenson@durham.ac.uk http://psyint.dur.ac.uk/staff/rjs/rjs.htm

Abstract

Howe, Davidson & Sloboda's focus on learning has important implications because the amount and quality of training are relevant to all learners, not just those acquiring exceptional abilities. In this commentary, I discuss learning goals as an indicator of learning quality, and suggest that all learners can be guided towards more effective learning by shifting their learning goals.



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