Are You Curious Yet? Exploiting the brain’s untapped power to promote learning
Perry, Jamie L.
Curiosity is inquisitive thinking with a desire to learn or know something new. Children are innately inquisitive and their curiosity leads to constant exploration of the world around them. Unfortunately, the use of exploration in learning is a learning pedagogy that is difficult to maintain. The classroom full of exploration and curiosity as a child turns into a sedentary classroom led primarily by electronic communication If we are not careful, we can find that students stop exploring and instead are only memorizing. Students may forget the importance or value of asking why, how, and what and instead accept what is given to them to be truth or fact. Using curiosity, the brain can be a very powerful tool that can promote increased memory and enjoyment in the learning process.
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