Tag Archives: curiosity

The educational value of creative disobedience

We say we want children to achieve at the highest level—to be the next generation of great scientists and innovators and artists and world leaders—yet the system we’ve put in place makes it nearly impossible for each child to reach … Continue reading

Posted in Creative mind, Creative pedagogy, Creative thinking, Creativity, Critical pedagogy, Curiosity, Education, Innovation | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The educational value of creative disobedience

Ideas to Prevent Schools from Killing Creativity, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking

If we want kids to experience a sense of wonder and discover new information on their own (curiosity), if we want them to generate novel, adaptive ideas (creativity), and if we want them to derive their own perspectives and conclusions … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Critical thinking, Curiosity | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Ideas to Prevent Schools from Killing Creativity, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking

When teaching restrains Discovery

When the children finally got their hands on the toy, they were more likely to explore its other features if they had seen Bonawitz showing it to adults or playing with it herself. If she had talked to them directly … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Creativity, Curiosity, Curiosity-based learning, Discovery | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

La notion de curiosité du point de vue de l’existentialisme – Heidegger-Sartre

Read La curiosité n’est pas un sentiment dans la conscience ou le trait d’un caractère, un délassement ou une récréation; nous l’envisagerons dans la mesure où elle est, au sens plein du mot, une conscience elle-même, une intention, une existence. … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosity | Tagged | Leave a comment

Curiosity – A Link to Assessing Lifelong Learning

Read   Are colleges and universities placing graduates in the workforce whose functionality quickly diminishes, or are they developing graduates who continue to learn and upgrade their skills in accord with the evolution of their respective occupations? Curiosity likely is … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosity, Curiosity-based learning, Education, Lifelong learning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Teachers’ and Parents’ Conceptions of Children’s Curiosity and Exploration

Although curiosity is a characteristic often observed in young children, it has not received much academic interest in recent years. Among its many dimensions, the epistemic nature of curiosity, or the quest for knowledge, deserves attention. To explore the potential … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Curiosity, Curiosity-based learning, Exploration, Knowing, Knowledge, Parents | Tagged , | Comments Off on Teachers’ and Parents’ Conceptions of Children’s Curiosity and Exploration

The Epistemic Value of Curiosity

Read   In this essay, Frederick Schmitt and Reza Lahroodi explore the value of curiosity for inquiry and knowledge. They defend an appetitive account of curiosity, viewing curiosity as a motivationally original desire to know that arises from having one’s … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosity, Curiosity-based learning, Inquiry, Inquiry-based learning, Knowing, Knowledge, Learning, Science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A potential way of enquiry into human curiosity

A powerful search for ‘curiosity’ or its related topics at the online American Psychological Association PsycNET database will produce comparatively disappointing meagreness of the resource. This reflects our scanty knowledge in this field though curiosity is widely recognized as one … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosity, Education, Inquiry, Science | Tagged , | Comments Off on A potential way of enquiry into human curiosity

Open Pandora’s Box – Curiosity and Imagination in the Classroom

Read   Much of the research done in the past 50 years has led us to view the child as overly rational, ready and eager to learn what grown-ups have to teach them, with little need for time and encouragement … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom, Curiosity, Curiosity-based learning, Imagination | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life

Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life   Brains lusting for the new/seeking a fulfilling life: I found a slew of concepts in Kashdan’s book to be especially interesting. Naturally the overlying theme is that that seeking a … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosity, Curiosity-based learning | Tagged | Leave a comment