Brain Science: Should Learning Be Easy? How Effortful Processing Improves Retention

For many instructional designers and teachers, one finding from research is so puzzling that they reject it immediately: that infusing training with strategic difficulties and challenges dramatically improves the learner’s long-term retention. Shouldn’t learning be easy? This month, Professor Kohn looks at the research and begins the discussion of how to apply it.

Read this article, from the September issue of Learning Solutions Magazine, here: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1502/brain-science-should-learning-be-easy-how-effortful-processing-improves-retention

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