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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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It’s Time to Let Go of Antiquated Edicts in the Mathematics Classroom

Nothing squelches joy more than an edict handed down from on high without rationale or context. Yet so much of mathematics pedagogy took such a turn to this approach over the past two centuries. With…
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Let students think about what they are learning. Set aside tools for a moment, let students explore their learning, and describe their thinking. Metacognition is wonderful.
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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

"Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions."


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Thinking about our thinking (reflecting) gives us insight into what they are learning and helps improve higher order thinking. Metacognition is one of the 16 Habits of Mind put forward by Art Costa and Bena Kallick.
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The Global Search for Education: New Film Focuses on How to Get Thinking Back in Classrooms

The Global Search for Education: New Film Focuses on How to Get Thinking Back in Classrooms | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
"The fact that we even have to make the argument that thinking should be the most important aspect of school culture proves that we have gotten very fa
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Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind includes metacognition. Asking children to think about their thinking makes sense if want children to become reflective thinkers.
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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

As most of you know already, I am an autodidact, a person who is learning on its own. I can choose WHAT to learn, WHEN to learn, in WHICH order I learn the different topics and HOW quick I will learn! AND especially WHERE I will learn; not necessary in a school, BUT online and from books!

 

That is what makes me learning very quick and to understand it also! As I am getting asked very often (people are astonished about…), so I decided to write this blog post to give some TIPS...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com

 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
There is always something to be curious about. The post refers to Howard Gardner's work in the Five Minds for the Future, but ties into Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 9, 2017 3:19 PM

As most of you know already, I am an autodidact, a person who is learning on its own. I can choose WHAT to learn, WHEN to learn, in WHICH order I learn the different topics and HOW quick I will learn! AND especially WHERE I will learn; not necessary in a school, BUT online and from books!

 

That is what makes me learning very quick and to understand it also! As I am getting asked very often (people are astonished about…), so I decided to write this blog post to give some TIPS...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com

 

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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - TeachThought

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - TeachThought | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“ Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter. Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. The questions asked by a teacher or professor are sometimes more glaringly valuable than the information transferred to the students. Those questions spark a thought, which leads to a fiercely independent search for information. If students are the ones gathering that information then they’re the ones learning it and student-driven learning cements lessons into the students’ mind making any lesson more powerful with this strategy. Even though the following list of questions are broken into Mathematics, Literature and Science and Social Science, it’s really just a set of philosophically challenging questions that should be applied to any learning environment. The questions are unrestricted and open the mind up to unfettered thought, perfect for innovation and understanding. The sections begin with Mathematical Questions because for the purpose of this list they’re the most general and therefore the most useful.”
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The questions are divided into categories. Question are used to spark one's imagination, activate emotions, and create more questions. Teaching and learning are about mining for questions and wondering about our teaching and learning.
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