Why embedding emotions in training/learning material matters

All emotions are useful!

 

Do you know the story about “save the balloon”? We have provided a link below for context.

 

“I managed to prick all the balloons and saved mine until last! I had a wonderful time!” John said. His sparkling eyes clearly showed that he had been fascinated by the experience.

 

He continued, “… and then the trainer told us to settle down. I was happy and I was expecting some kind of recognition for winning the challenge by not letting my balloon get pricked, when the trainer said that we had all failed!”

 

“So, what happened,” I asked.

 

John replied, “I remember this incident as being a lesson in life. It was about team building, and we were never asked to prick the balloons of others, only to save our own. We each could have saved all of our balloons, but we enjoyed pricking those of others”. Find the link to the game here.

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