International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skilled memory theory explains how exceptional performance can be developed in any area of academic study, profession,
vocational skill, and sports; long-term working memory explains about the cognitive structures and their attendant processes
that form the underlying basis for the development of exceptional performance; and the framework of deliberate practice
describes the systematic methods for development of skilled memory and long-term working memory in any domain.
Ericsson and his colleagues show that normal adults, with consistent practice over the duration of some years, can achieve
exceptional performance in a particular domain, and that they are not endowed with some extraordinary cognitive structures
and processes, but share the same that are common to all the populace. Expert memory is demonstrated as an outcome of expert
performance in a domain of expertise which is called the skilled memory.
These three interrelated theoretical constructs have inspired and guided a number of researchers and practitioners in many
areas to investigate their respective domains in a systematic and empirical manner and design and implement interventions to
improve the students and participants performances.