Teenagers get bored about a lot, but boredom is not a given. When it comes to engaging with difficult topics, it’s worth asking: Whose interests does boredom serve? What does it help people avoid?
To help higher education fulfill its mission in the near and long term: use behavioral science as a lens, see the system, and build behavioral science into organizations.
More and more students feel isolated and that they don’t belong in college, a trend fueled by the pandemic era move to remote learning. But while technology has been part of the problem, it can also be part of the solution.