The Hungry Mind

The Hungry Mind

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Despite American educationa€™s mania for standardized tests, testing misses what matters most about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Susan Engel offers a highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how educators can put curiosity at the center of the classroom.It was decided that I would take ninth-grade algebra with the dragon lady of math, but tenth-grade classes for everything else. I was warned Ia#39;d ... Everything else, they said, would be easy: tenthgrade biology, social studies, English, and French. Math, it turned ... as he went along: this is the nucleus, this is the cell membrane, this is a mitochondria. ... Then it came time for the test, which 171 9. Cultivatinganbsp;...

Title:The Hungry Mind
Author: Susan Engel
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2015-02-09

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