Should deliberate confusion be part of learning?

02/18/2013 | KQED.org

Being confused actually can improve learning, according to researchers who say it improves efficiency and retention and also may result in deeper learning. Confusion has been shown to improve one's drive to find the right answer and lead to greater exploration in learning. This blog post, by Annie Murphy Paul, offers ways teachers can generate confusion and problem-solving, including exposure to confusing material and withholding answers.

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