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CTE Event: What's New in Research on Teaching and Learning: Curiosity and the College Classroom

Josh Eyler
Director, Rice CTE

About the Presentation:
Curiosity is an essential part of the way human beings learn, and it always has been. In order to learn something, we must first wonder about it. This was true of our distant ancestors, and it is true of all of us. Researchers have shown, though, that somewhere between the time when children are very young and when they find their way to our college classrooms, the lion’s share of this curiosity is lost. I'll suggest some ways that we might try to find it again and why the search matters so much for higher education.