We all know that confusion doesn’t feel good. Because it seems like an obstacle to learning, we try to arrange educational experiences and training sessions so that learners will encounter as little confusion as possible. But as is so often the case when it comes to learning, our intuitions here are exactly wrong.
That’s the finding of Travis Proulx and Steven J. Heine, researchers who published their results in the journal Psychological Science. If you’re about to engage in any sense-making activity, from analyzing data to solving word problems, you may want to try delving into material that doesn’t make much sense first.
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