Unleashing Curiosity with Challenging Learning Tasks

Unleashing Curiosity with Challenging Learning Tasks

Publication date: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9993549-0-2
Highlights: New Release

When students believe that new knowledge is attainable, yet just beyond their reach, they're motivated to learn. This 8-page durable guide offers tips and tools teachers can use to create learning environments that unleash student curiosity; introduces four key elements that are integral to creating challenging learning tasks for students; and provides a rubric to reflect on your progress in cultivating self-directed, curious learners.

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What would happen if you unleashed curiosity in your classroom? This 8-page durable guide aims to help you go further by working with colleagues to support professional reflection and dialogue that will help you and your colleagues develop instructional expertise, without prescribing a lock-step, one-size-fits-all program. McREL's Curiosity Works™ resources are based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by helping teachers and school leaders develop precision without prescription, unleashing student curiosity. 

Combining these insights with McREL's analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but by helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

Pages: 8
Publisher: McREL International
Edition: First
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Our Unleashing Curiosity guides are part of McREL’s Curiosity Works™ resources. Based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by unleashing student curiosity, these resources give teachers and school leaders tips, suggestions, and ideas to encourage professional dialogue with other teachers and increase student curiosity. Combining these insights with McREL’s analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but through helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.