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Why Educators Need to Add “Range” to Our Understanding of How We Learn and Apply What We Know

In this day of specialization, it may seem counterintuitive to learn that some of the most successful people – across a span of professions – are generalists in many areas and were slower to specialize in just one during their formative years. Cathy Gassenheimer believes this is a valuable insight for educators, as she explains in her review of a new book by David Epstein, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

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