What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning? | MindShift

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”     Confusion, D’Mello explains, is a state of “cognitive disequilbrium”; we are mentally thrown off balance when we encounter information that doesn’t make sense. This uneasy feeling motivates us to restore our equilibrium through thought, reflection, and problem solving, and deeper learning is the result. According to D’Mello, engaged learners repeatedly experience “two-step episodes alternating between confusion and insight.” Back and forth, between perplexity and understanding: this is how the learning of complex material happens.    “

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/07/what-do-emotions-have-to-do-with-learning/

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