Food for Thought Friday: Should We Make Our Students Confused!?

If You’re Not Confused by B Tal, on Flickr
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by Kristie Burk

I am so confused!!!

How many times have we heard this?  As educators, sometimes we want to jump in and help eliminate the confusion for our students.  However, a study in the Learning and Instruction journal suggests that students who are experiencing confusion may actually learn better. (One of the authors of the study warns that the students must be “productively confused” and not “hopelessly confused.”) You can read more about the study here.


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