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curiosity?

(2017-07-19 17:18:36) 下一个
Can you teach curiosity? the good, the bad, NYT book shows.                           

Can you teach curiosity? Which led me to check out Mario Livio's book about the Science of Curiosity -

 

Drivers for curiosity are as follows:

1) pleasurable curiosity -"lust for knowledge, is associated with a pleasurable state, and in our brain activates regions that

anticipate rewards, "

 

2) - aversive curiosity is associated with conflict, or hunger and thirst ! (I didn't think this at all - beyond and over all my experience!)

 

The bad -

Yes, the curiosity can be maddening like proscritination and lack of focus. So can the distracting in classroom Q/A section.

The good -

But the future, the kindnesses, the beauty, the potential—and the love of creativity—can't be beat. Ain't you dare to open up for curiosity teaching in your classroom?

 

Your thought? Experience?

 

References -

""Book title: “Why? What Makes Us Curious,”

the astrophysicist and best-selling author Mario Livio writes about Feynman and other historical figures who have exhibited great and varied interest in the world around them."

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""curiosity really represents a whole family of both states and mechanisms. For example, the

curiosity we feel when we see something that is surprising or puzzling or ambiguous, that

doesn't agree exactly with our previous knowledge or presumed knowledge, is not the same as the curiosity we feel as the love of knowledge — what drives research in science, for example.

 

The first one is associated with a state of mind that is aversive.

It's an unpleasant feeling, which we try to get rid of. It even activates regions of the brain that are

associated with conflict, or hunger and thirst.

 

The second type, which represents this lust for knowledge, is associated with a pleasurable state, and in our brain activates regions that anticipate rewards, like when you finally found tickets to “Hamilton” and you’re sitting in the theater expecting the curtain to go up. If we had known what we know now, we might not have used the same word to describe both feelings.""

((excerpted from "

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Why,’ About the Science of Curiosity

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