Understanding Expertise

January 26, 2012
London School of Economics

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
United Kingdom

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Expertise covers various kinds of practical knowledge, attention based knowledge, skills, decision making, action planning and similar phenomena.Understanding it is a complex multi-disciplinary task involving questions of methodology. Philosophical, psychological and educational perspectives on expertise along with their applications to professional practice and vocational education will be discussed by a panel from academia and industry.


Mark Addis is Professor of Philosophy at Birmingham City University and a Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the LSE

Fernand Gobet is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Brunel University and an Economic and Social Research Council Research Fellow

Christopher Winch is Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy and Head of Department for the Department of Education and Professional Studies at Kings College London

Jon de Souza is a Director of Constructing Excellence and was previously at the Construction Industry Research and Information Association


Dr Roman Frigg is the Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)

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