August 2021
Issue Map
Confetti is spraying in all directions
TD Magazine

Take Learners by Surprise

Friday, July 30, 2021

Surprise is a trigger for learning, so deliberately tap into learners' curiosity.

Would you be surprised to learn that suprise is the core driver of learning? Would that suprise drive you to learn more about surprise?

Advertisement

Much of the latest cognitive science research is too esoteric to have an impact on instructional designers' daily work; however, recent theorizing suggests that people learn as an effort to minimize future surprise. On the other hand, surprise is an eagerly pursued form of

You've reached ATD member-only content.


Sign in below or join ATD to continue.