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Stimulating Curiosity

Research by Malone and Lepper (1987) reported in Brophy (1998) suggests a number of strategies for stimulating curiosity in students about a topic. They include:

 "1. Asking them (students) to speculate or make predictions about what they will be learning; 2) raising questions that successful completion of the activity will enable them to answer; and 3) where relevant, showing them that their existing knowledge is not sufficient to enable them to accomplish some valued objective, is internally inconsistent, is inconsistant with new information, or is currently scattered but can be organized around certain general principles or powerful ideas." 

Motivating Students to Learn

Jere Brophy

McGraw Hill (1998)


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