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So what is mastery, exactly?

Posted in Adaptive Learning, Education Videos, Higher Education on October 4, 2017 by

When we talk with instructors about their goals for their students, one word comes up again and again: mastery. For instructors, mastery is what signals that a student has succeeded in their course and achieved the kind of learning that lasts.

Every instructor wants their students to master the concepts they’re teaching in their course. But how can students — or an instructor, or tutor — know whether they have truly mastered a concept?

When it comes to learning, what does “mastery” mean?

In this video, Chief Research Knerd David Kuntz sets out to answer this question.

Once we’ve defined mastery, how do we help more students achieve it? In this video, Head Data Science Knerd Illya Bomash discusses how Knewton can help all learners achieve mastery.

Helping students achieve mastery is the key to developing successful learners. Over the next few months, we look forward to taking a deeper dive into what mastery is, why it’s so important, and what instructors can do to help make it a reality for more of their students.