The psychological background behind the verb “play-is played”
The success and dissemination of such innovative methods of education is due to a rich psychological background that touches very sensitive strings of student (and not only) psychology.
Contrary to the «dry» vague promises of traditional education (read / learn for better work, better salary, more comfort in life, more luxury, etc.) where no one guarantees anything, the creative process mobilizes emotions such as curiosity, victory and conquest, domination and acceptance from society as a whole, superiority, etc.
On the other hand, the opposite feelings -failure, non-conquest, defeat – are not as dismissive and frustrating as the individual failure in the exams and the non-mention of our name in the lists of the successful candidates, precisely because the process is collective. Thus, the emotions are diffused into the group. And not only do they not create frustration and depression but they trigger a new endeavor.
In this process, after all, failure is often a prerequisite for learning.