In what ways can educators promote curiosity?
Amina and three classmates are given ten minutes to build the tallest tower they possibly can with paper cups. What academic content, reasoning, and social skills might be sparked by this group challenge?
Educators must work with curriculum standards and school schedules as they make their teaching choices, but taking the time to consider challenging open-ended questions as provocations for critical thinking and social dynamics can motivate learning.
Wheelock College faculty and community partners came together for the Curiosity and Learning Conference (October 1, 2016) to share ideas using everyday materials and provocations to facilitate thinking on how to promote curiosity, learning, and collaboration.
What did you learn at the conference? What connections are you making? What will you try in your setting? Share your ideas so we can continue to learn together.
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