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Expert by Roger Kneebone

Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery

Roger Kneebone

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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 27 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9780241392034

'Roger Kneebone is a legend' Mark Miodownik, author of Stuff Matters 'Fascinating and inspiring' Financial Times 'If you want to do anything better, from surgery to embroidery, you can learn something from this book' Christopher Peters, Imperial College London What could a lacemaker have in common with vascular surgeons?

4 stars out of 5
11 Dec 2020

" a rich exploration of lifelong learning"

Kneebone’s book provides an opportunity for us to consider these inequalities, and reflect on the relationships between knowledge, expertise, trust and legitimacy, all critical concepts in the fake news era. By focusing on the lifelong nature of learning, and the arc by which skills and aptitudes are accessed, acquired and transmitted, Kneebone shows how “becoming expert” is an ongoing, embodied process. Yet it is also one which, even inadvertently through the practices of professional identity, reproduce social, political and economic hierarchies. The path to “expert” reveals as much about the values of society as it does the individual acquisition of skills.