Trading: How Transformative Learning Drives Expertise

Discover the characteristics and development of traders as they advance toward expertise.
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Instructed by Deirdre Lynch Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

How does a tiny fraction of new traders beat the odds to eventually become experts? Conventional wisdom indicates that successful trading depends upon discipline and a good trading system. Research reveals, however, a more fundamental and comprehensive requirement. The keys to expertise are learning and change. In addition to gaining knowledge and skills, expert traders experience a life-changing learning process known as transformative learning. Further, they demonstrate specific attributes and abilities. This course details the characteristics and development of traders as they journey toward expertise.

What are the requirements?

  • Recommended reading - Trading: The Path to Expertise by D. C. Lynch (ebook).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The goal of this course is to explain the process of gaining expertise in trading and the characteristics of expert traders.
  • You will learn about transformative learning, the steps to expertise, the traits and abilities of expert traders, and how novice traders differ from experts.

Who is the target audience?

  • Although this course addresses traders and trading, it is designed for anyone interested in education, learning, and change.

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Section 1: Introduction
This lecture describes the purpose of the course and presents the course goal and objectives.
Section 2: Transformative Learning
This segment delves into the meaning of transformative learning. It covers key related concepts such as problem solving and the development of assumptions.
This segment describes the kind of events that trigger transformative learning.
This lecture discusses the process of critical reflection.
This segment describes the remaining steps of transformative learning.
Section 3: Trader Characteristics
This lecture covers innate and learned elements of trading expertise.
Section 4: Trader Development
Skills acquisition is a sequential process, which is described here.
This segment presents more information about the process of gaining expertise.
Section 5: From Novice to Expert
This scenario describes a novice in personal responsibility.
This segment addresses an approach to improving personal responsibility. It also presents a profile of expertise in this ability.
This scenario describes a novice in risk management.
This lecture describes one way to improve risk management. It also provides a profile of expertise in this ability.
This scenario presents an example of a novice in opportunity seeking and maximizing.
This lecture describes one way to advance opportunity seeking and maximizing. It also provides a profile of expertise in this area.
Section 6: Closing Section
This segment presents a summary of course content.
This final lecture discusses key course takeaways.

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Instructor Biography

Deirdre Lynch, Researcher and educator

Before studying traders and trading, Deirdre was a researcher in the social sciences, particularly education. Areas of research included assessment and teaching methods used in professional development. She has a doctoral degree in rehabilitation and has published in education journals and books.

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