Triggering inquiry is about learning something new, and triggering curiosity is no small feat. It takes modeling enthusiasm; and learning something new generates our own enthusiasm, even if it’s something new about the content we’ve covered for years.
Think about it. Let’s say you’re clicking through your Twitter or Facebook feed and you stumble on a link in your content area. You realize it’s a new factoid, a new perspective on an age-old topic. Maybe it’s a new TEDTalk or graph with statistics, something that makes a concept more concrete. Maybe it’s an infographic or a photo, something that startles you to furrow your brow and say, “Whaaa?!”
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- The article has been originally published on edutopia.org and has been authored by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (https://www.edutopia.org/users/heather-wolpert-gawron).