Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language

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Engage in conversations with children. Teachers and parents can benefit from these research findings.
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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Bobby Dillard
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The studies propose cooperation and reason are essential to changing minds. We have to trust others to change a point of view that has become ingrained. Parker Palmer wrote that facts are related to how we understand the world. Trust is essential in changing minds.

The studies referred to could be helpful in teaching media and information literacy.
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, October 5, 2017 9:33 AM
Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds?  The answer is so obvious!  Facts are just like decorations and accessories.  What's in my mind is RIGHT!  :)
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 5, 2017 11:25 AM

The writer talks about "Confirmation Bias:"  Comes down to "Don't confuse me with facts."  -Lon

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Higher Perspective: 10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Higher Perspective: 10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Via The Learning Factor
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Most of this has been established through scientific research.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:43 PM
Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.
I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found.
1. Exercise more – 7 minutes might be enough
You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all.
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5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns

5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Today Ramona Persaud @ramonap director of the film, Grey Matters, talks about how we can teach kids the way the brain learns. Check out the free resource: Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better from Angela Watson. Save time. Teach better. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]
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This is an interesting read and might be helpful for teachers.
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Education Readings July 7th

Education Readings July 7th | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? Thanks to Michael Fawcett for this one. ‘Blackwell, like many others teachers, understands that when kids are curious, they’re much more likely to stay engaged.…
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Links that were of interest were about the curious brain, the impact of reducing art in schools, and students writing their own questions.
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