Ideas on fostering curiosity in the classroom

06/6/2014 | Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Erik Shonstrom, an assistant rhetoric professor at Champlain College, in this commentary explains that curiosity is dynamic and propulsive, and an essential factor in learning. "For students to be curious, they must feel worthy of seeking. They must feel entitled to ask questions and encouraged to stray, to explore, to seek," Shonstrom writes. He suggests teachers be given time to allow students more freedom to explore to foster curiosity in the classroom.

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