We have an exciting opportunity for students: an invite to one of our upcoming Inaugural Lectures. This lecture will be suitable for A Level (or equivalent) students studying PE, Sport Science and/or Psychology and attendance could serve as an exciting addition to their UCAS Personal Statements.
There are a limited number of schools group places available, so if you would like to book a space for a group to attend, please do so ASAP to avoid disappointment.
“Expertise and its acquisition across domains: Implications for training and performance enhancement”
Many factors contribute to the development of expertise. A common view is that experts are born rather than made, creating the perception that such individuals are ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’. However, research suggests that experts typically devote in excess of 10 years and 10,000 hours of practice to achieve excellence. An attempt is made to highlight the practice history profiles of elite performers, with a particular focus on sport, and to illustrate through reference to recent empirical research the type of psychological and neural adaptations that arise as a result of extended involvement in practice. A particular focus will be on the development of perceptual-cognitive skills such as anticipation and decision making. Practical implications for talent selection and development are highlighted, with attempts to illustrate the nature and type of practice activities most likely to help nurture future generations of experts.
The lecture will be followed by light refreshments.
How to Book
There are a limited number of schools group places available, so to reserve your place at the lecture please contact the Events Team giving your name, organisation, email address and the number of students in your school group.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01895 266451
Please also indicate if you have any special access requirements.
Directions to the University and information about car parking on campus can be found at: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/campus/directions
For further information, please contact the Events Team on [email protected]
or telephone 01895 266451.