The previous lesson #12 started off with the praising of emotions supporting education:
- People mimic others’ expressions. And moving muscles are strongly linked to related emotions. Include smily videos will therefore tend to make smily therefore happier learners.
- Information is processed more deeply and retained longer if it has an emotional hook. Use anecdotes, quotes, stories rather than factual data would improve learners memorization.
- Smells induce memories and hence emotions. Designing scent for influencing emotions might soon be part of a mobile apps designer’s options!
These are just a few illustrations of the potentiel impact of emotions on our teaching methods.
Aristotle said: The secret to humor is surprise. (Slightly) more recent studies corroborate the words of the late Great Greek Philosopher! People are pre-set to enjoy surprises. New things capture attention. Including some unexpected likable content in a training would not only get learners’ attention but also provide them with a pleasurable experience.
Teach on Mars illustration on surprising learners:
Not only (pleasant) surprises delight and motivate learners. The “first impression” that gives the look and feel of the application will determine their trust indicator and therefore their motivation for the next step. People quickly decide on what is trustworthy, or not. It is therefore important to pay attention to the usability and appearance of a training, to give learners the desire to go further!
Teach on Mars illustration on brightening mobile learning applications look and feel: ToM Enterprise starts off with a video which discloses some of the pedagogical activities.
Ever day-dreamed with a smile, staring at a pastoral scene? According to some essays , most of human beings enjoy watching landscapes scenes which include hills, waters, trees, birds … It places them in a secure environment, full of protection, water and food. A sense of relaxation that helps learners to focus and achieve the flow state!
Teach on Mars illustration on using pastoral, calming scenes:
I have introduced you with some ingredients making the inspired learners recipe. It is now up to you to try it out and to become the next top chef!
Business school graduate and passionate about digital innovations, Noémie put on her diving suit and joined the Teach on Mars team as Content Manager. She is involved in marketing and events while contributing to Teach on Earth, a social and environmental initiative.