How Does Interest Work? (w/ Psychologist Ann Renninger)

October 09, 2020 00:48:33
How Does Interest Work? (w/ Psychologist Ann Renninger)
The Learning and Forgetting Podcast
How Does Interest Work? (w/ Psychologist Ann Renninger)

Oct 09 2020 | 00:48:33

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Show Notes

In this episode, I talk with teacher-turned-psychologist K. Ann Renninger to talk about the psychology of human interest. How do learners (and people in general) become interested in something? Is interest 'hardwired' and hard to change, or can teachers influence what learners are interested in? How can teachers make subjects more interesting for students? We go over what all the best data - including Anne's own research - says.

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