Note – this is Part 3 of a series on Tom Nichols’ book The Death of Expertise. You can also go to Part 1 and Part 2.
Continuing on our discussion of Tom Nichols The Death of Expertise I want to talk about a specific story that Tom Nichols thinks shows that experts are giving us important information which we are ignoring, but which really shows that experts are infatuated with their own importance and focus on irrelevant technicalities to boost their own ego.
Note – this is Part 2 of a series on Tom Nichols’ book The Death of Expertise. You can also go to Part 1 and Part 3.
Continuing on a series of posts about the book The Death of Expertise, I have hit his chapter on education. Though I have some issues with it, I largely agree with it. The funny thing is, it contradicts the whole thesis of his book
Note – this is Part 1 of a series on Tom Nichols’ book The Death of Expertise. You can also go to Part 2 and Part 3.
I am currently listening to an audiobook titled The Death of Expertise. I have only just started it, so I am curious to see if my position changes over the course of the book. But so far, I think that the author Tom Nichols is dead wrong on the reason why Americans are skeptical of experts.
I just saw this article:
Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?
Sometimes academics and professionals use words that mean something different than colloquial speaking. I’m hoping that’s the case here. I’m worried that it’s not.