We should seize opportunities to test expert predictions – as we did, seeing how much bird experts got right about which birds would return to revegetated farmland.
How to use language clues to see through someone’s ‘expert’ facade.
As we observe with the war in Ukraine, humanities skills are crucial for understanding 21st-century problems.
Critical thinking means seeking out new information – especially facts that might run contrary to what you believe – and being willing to change your mind. And it’s a teachable skill.
A researcher who studies physical skills explains how getting your conscious thoughts out of the way lets your body do what it knows how to do, better.
It’s what batsmen do on the pitch in between a bowler’s delivery that helps make them an expert in the game. They also need routines.
The coronavirus crisis has given experts and specialists worldwide a lot of power. As countries like New Zealand begin to recover, we need to question that power more than ever.
New research shows that when it comes to our health, we still value expertise above all else.
COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
Engineers may be able to develop new ways of opening doors or better and mass-produced face masks for the elderly.
The science of politics became popular across Europe, alongside the rise of capitalism and empire in the 19th century.
Professor Deborah Terry AO speaks of the importance of university expertise, academic freedom, university collaborations with business and international education.
Scientific articles are the way in which scientists communicate their results to their peers.
I read 60 sex advice manuals – here’s what I learnt.
Human beings seem to be born wearing rose-colored glasses. Psychologists are interested in how this bias toward the positive works in the very young – and how it fades over time.
Why experts don’t always win the argument.
Everything we know about the way experts’ brains work tells us that Mayweather is likely to win the fight.
Tom Nichols’ book The Death of Expertise examines why the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy is collapsing, and what can be done about it.
Experts may be dismissed when they express values, offer advice or make mistakes. But these expectations are unreasonable and unhelpful.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day this week amid growing discontent over misrule by President Zuma and the ANC. This has led to increased calls for ethical and caring leaders.