Thursday, August 18

Smackdown Learning

I find myself drifting to Kathy Sierra's blog, Creating Passionate Users, because it seems a lot like creating passionate learners. Plus it is wacky and inspirational.

I have no clue how I first stumbled on it, but take a look at this recent entry- The Smackdown Learning Model.
What happens to your brain when you're forced to choose between two different--and potentially conficting--points of view? Learning. That's what makes the smackdown model such an effective approach to teaching, training, and most other forms of communication.
Cognitive dissonance meets Celebrity Deathmatch. You gotta love/hate it.