I’ve been writing about curiosity, a topic essential to learning, yet something I knew nothing about as a teacher. This time, we’re at three recipes for cooking up curiosity. Stumbling Onto An Interest First, understand that people become can curious about anything – not just obviously interesting things like jet planes, dinosaurs, and robots – […]
A Curiosity Guide
We’ve been digging into curiosity, and now we come to curiosity’s big downside: it’s slow. Let’s look at how films take their time to establish an audience’s interest before revealing the real conflict.
The biggest factor in our students’ curiosity at school is us! Teachers can create (or kill) cultures of curiosity. We’ll look at four qualities and a couple experiments run by Susan Engel.
When we’re curious, we can enhance that curiosity by discussing it with others. Our mutual confusion takes us deeper into the experience.
So how do we make kids curious? We’ll cover two aspects: creating information gaps and (yes) purposefully confusing our students.
In part one of this curiosity series, we explore the connection between curiosity, anticipation, and dopamine and discover why we remember things better when we are allowed to wonder.