Deliberate Practice and Digital Literacies

There are some phrases — “communities of practice” and “close reading” spring to mind — that we as educators tend to use automatically. It’s never just an “online community” or “reading.” Sometimes, this is because we’re not aware of the very specific meaning of these terms; sometimes it’s because we want to make what we’re doing sound more important or useful than it is.

I have to confess that I was using the term “Deliberate Practice” (which I’ll capitalise for emphasis) incorrectly. I had been using it to mean “practice done deliberately.” My mother sitting me down every day for 20 minutes as a child for piano practice would be an example of that. But, as Kathy Sierra explains in her book, Badass: Making Users Awesome, Deliberate Practice is much more specific than this. In fact, she gives some guidelines:

Read the full story by

Tags:

RELATED READS
Stations with QR codes 4 Ways to Use OneNote for Better Student Collaboration
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK