Friday, 5 June 2015

PODCAST : The science behind learning a new skill, and keeping it

We all develop new skills.  Importantly, those of us in clinical practice need to continue to "use it or lose it" as they say.

But what's the science behind how we learn a new skill, and more importantly, can we measure and quantify this?  What is procedural competency, and how does this differ from mastery?

Associate Professor Marcus Watson is the executive director of the Skills Development Centre in Brisbane, Australia.  He joins me on this fascinating podcast.

Listen to the podcast here

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