- “Your thinking system does not instantly calculate the answer to a problem the way that your visual system immediately takes in a visual scene.”
- “You can’t think about something else while you work on a problem.”
- “Your visual system seldom makes mistakes, and when it does, you usually think you see something similar to what is actually out there."
- "Your thinking system might not even get you close; your solution to a problem may be far from correct.” This is why visuals will be recalled over 91% of the time after a few days after learning…63% after a year.
"Confusion is a state of 'cognitive disequilbrium'; we are mentally thrown off balance when we encounter information that doesn’t make sense. This uneasy feeling motivates us to restore our equilibrium through thought, reflection, and problem solving, and deeper learning is the result."
Our curiosity is provoked when we perceive a problem that we believe we can solve.
What is the question that will engage students and make them want to know the answer?