Are all difficulties desirable? | David Didau: The Learning Spy

I was aghast to read an extract from Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits And The Art Of Battling Giants in The Guardian yesterday. Not because it’s bad, but because it’s the book I wanted to write. Or rather, it’s not. The David & Goliath metaphor is interesting but not really what I’m interested. What got my heart rate up was an oblique reference to Professor Bjork’s work on ‘desirable difficulties’. This extract from David and Goliath is, for the most part, about dyslexia. In it Gladwell contends that adversity creates conditions for surprising greatness:

via Are all difficulties desirable? | David Didau: The Learning Spy.

 

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