Cognitive Load Theory Unsuitable for Accelerated Expertise?

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A response to “Accelerated Expertise: Training for High Proficiency in a Complex World”

 Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner

This blog started as a review of the book “Accelerated Expertise”[1], by Robert Hoffman and colleagues by Mirjam and evolved into a response from both of us to the authors’ claim that cognitive load theory (CLT) is unsuitable for the concept of accelerated expertise. We’ll start by explaining what the authors say that accelerated expertise is. Then we’ll discuss some of the learning strategies recommended by them to accelerate expertise development in organisations and then we’ll move on to discussing the statements that the authors make with regards to CLT and where we think they miss the point.

What is accelerated expertise?

While the authors use the terms accelerated learning/proficiency/expertise the book is basically about accelerating learning in order to first achieve high proficiency and then expertise.

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