Welcome to the Leslie F. Malpass Library. You are here because you have been assigned to write a community description for a not-for profit agency as part of a needs assessment. My goal is to help you find demographic data and background information that will help you better understand your chosen community. I will also help you find information on your organization, though that might require a personal interview, an e-mail, or telephone call.
Confusion isn’t necessarily a sign that it’s time to give up on learning.
According to a recent study, it could be mean you will learn more effectively.
Bewilderment might be the first step in successful learning, rather than a sign that it’s all shot over your head.
The research found that students who experienced confusion when learning complex ideas, actually applied them better later on.
In the study, one group of students were taught a new concept in the usual way: by having it laid out correctly and clearly.
Another group, though, were given conflicting information and were motivated to try and work out what was true.
Students who worked their way through the confusion learned better than those who were served it up on a plate, the results showed.