Better teaching: Curiosity

"We spend more time forcing students to learn than we do motivating them to learn in the first place."
Neil de Gras Tyson

 

The psychology of curiousity: a review and reinterpretation Link to an intersting research paper
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." Einstein Poster.I have this on my door.
"The future belongs to the curious" Really nice poster
"Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiousity". Tim Minchin Poster
Report on a finding that once students' curiosity is piqued, they learn better, even when they are learning things which they were not originally curious about. From spring.org.uk
     
Being in Awe Can Expand Time and Enhance Well-Being

From psychologicalscience.org.
So why do we neglect it in Education?

Science teaching must maintain pupils' curiosity Ofsted report in England
Why does curiousity seem to diminish as children get older? Download the pdf from the link on top right. The key is to foster intrinsic motivation, but easier said than done. Very interesting paper.
How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps From teachthought.com
How to get the most out of education - pursue passion, not A's

It's actually aimed at college students, but the same message applies no matter what stage you're at. From anniemurphypaul.com