Curiosity Sweet Spot?

If curiosity is the thing that drives us forward this then raises an interesting question:

How to hit the curiosity sweet spot for adults in adult education (higher education)?

How do we harness curiosity in students when they are adults – do we design for it (or even think about it at all)?

Loewenstein, G. (1994). The psychology of curiosity: A review and reinterpretation. Psychological bulletin, 116(1), 75.

Zach St. George, Curiosity depends on what you already know: we seek novelty, but not too much, 25 February 2016.

Reeve, J. (2016). Autonomy-supportive teaching: What it is, how to do it. In Building Autonomous Learners (pp. 129-152). Springer Singapore.

Law, E., Yin, M., Joslin Goh, K. C., Terry, M., & Gajos, K. Z. (2016). Curiosity Killed the Cat, but Makes Crowdwork Better.





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