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Smart attention

Posted on: October 20, 2021

I am glad that this tweet is not about the much maligned attention span, e.g., how kids have shorter attention spans now. They do not. Watch any kid, young or old, engage in something they enjoy and you might realise that span is not the issue.

Choice is. If you can choose what to focus on, you are more likely to stick to it. 

Learners of all ages do not always get to direct their attentions to meaningful tasks. For this to happen, teachers could provide different means to the same ends or design more open-ended tasks. That would be the smart thing to do and the right focus on the matter of attention.


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