How the power of interest drives learning

Open ended questions, curiosity and the freedom to develop ones interests. The following article highlights the importance of allowing individual interests to develop to give meaning to learning. This supports the Genius Hour approach together with the need to re-examine views on ‘homework‘. Does traditional ‘homework’ support students in finding their passion for learning and following their own interests? Or are is it a ‘duties’ as the French, ‘les devoirs’ infers?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/how-the-power-of-interest-drives-learning/

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