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The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood

The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Engel, Susan

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Despite American education's recent mania for standardized tests, testing misses what really matters about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic. The Hungry Mind is a deeply researched, high...ly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how it can be fostered in school. Engel draws on the latest social science research and incidents from her own life to understand why curiosity is nearly universal in babies, pervasive in early childhood, and less evident in school...Engel's most important finding is that most classroom environments discourage curiosity...In an era that prizes quantifiable results, a pedagogy that privileges curiosity is not likely to be a priority. --Glenn C. Altschuler, Psychology Today Susan Engel's The Hungry Mind, a book which engages in depth with how our interest and desire to explore the world evolves, makes a valuable contribution not only to the body of academic literature on the developmental and educational psychology of children, but also to our knowledge on why and how we learn. --Inez von Weitershausen, LSE Review of Books
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ISBN 9780674984110
Released NZ 15 Feb 2018
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780674984110
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Harvard University Press
Released 15 Feb 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Engel, Susan
Category Award Winning
Cognitive Theory
Child & Developmental Psychology
Cognition & Cognitive Psychology
Philosophy Of Education
Primary / Junior Schools
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Spine: 156mm
Dewey Code 155.4
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Psychology: Professional & General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education