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CURIOSITY by Mind Map: CURIOSITY
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CURIOSITY

WHAT IS CURIOSITY?

Definition: desire to know

Function: emotional engine of learning

Synonyms:

curiosità (Italian), wonder, enquiry, inquisitiveness,

two types

Sensory/exploratory (physical)

Intellectual (mental)

WHAT do curious people do?

observe closely with senses

ask questions

look for answers

research

discuss/interview

investigate

experiment

compare and connect ideas

What kinds of things are we curious about?

New or different

pleasing or stumulating

Alarming or disgusting

relevant or useful

seemingly impossible

How does it work in the BRAIN?

theories

brain function

How did Leonardo demonstrate his curiosity?

He asked original questions that stumped his teachers

Gelb p. 49

How can students ask questions that will stump teachers?

Who were Leonardo's teachers and what did they teach him?

he drew almost everything from 3 or more perspectives

He observed and investigated most things for himself

Why do many curious people consider primary research better than secondary research?