Cats, Curiosity and Care
Published: Monday, 20 August 2012 15:31
‘Curiosity killed the cat’ is, for me, a continuing cause of crossness.
Five minutes with a group of 5 year olds will convince even the most traditionally-minded of adults that harnessing curiosity and the plethora of questions that it produces is central to efficient learning; suggesting that curiosity and active enquiry is dangerous would be disastrous as well as impractical. Arousing that level of curiosity and thirst for knowledge in a group of 15 year olds, on a Friday afternoon, is sometimes more difficult but it is at the heart of successful teaching.
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