A second aspect that can be counted among micro learning is “nudging”. With targeted impulses – so-called “nudges” – people are encouraged to change their behavior voluntarily. Based on the insight that humans are not “homo economicus”, behavioral economist Richard Thaler modeled the principle of libertarian paternalism. In 2017, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his theory of nudging.
Micro learning is short and crisp. It never answers all questions – and in the best case it makes you want to get more involved with the subject. Just like this section (hopefully). Period.
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