Curiosity

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

| June 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

Educator Ramsey Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.

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How to Stimulate Curiosity

How to Stimulate Curiosity

| April 8, 2013 | 8 Comments

Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement—it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others? George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed an answer in a classic 1994 paper, “The Psychology of Curiosity.” Curiosity arises, Loewenstein […]

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