The better we understand attention, the better we’re able to support learning. So what do we need to know about attention? I’ve been digging around the research, and here’s what I think is valuable.
1. Attention can be thought of as a limited resource.
Attention is a limited cognitive resource that can be consciously allocated to various tasks. Attention has important constraints that affect memory and learning. First, people have a limited ability to pay attention; fatig