Curiosity as learning stimulant
Piaget (1952) states that children are naturally curious. They explore the world around them step by step, exhibit exploratory behaviour on their own initiative, but are also stimulated by their social environment. This stimulus, the invocation of curiosity, receives attention from the educational field stemming from the idea that a curious pupil is a motivated pupil. A curious student asks questions, searches for answers, and therefore has a more active attitude than students who are less curious. Curiosity plays an important role in the learning process and contributes to the maintenance of attention and motivation of pupils. In this workshop we will discuss the following issues: What is curiosity exactly? Can you arouse curiosity among students? And how do you do that?