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Using The “Curiosity Gap” To Enhance Student Motivation


It’s no secret to teachers that student curiosity can enhance student motivation (see The Best Posts On Curiosity and The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students).

Yet another study has reaffirmed that it does work, and you can read about those recent experiments at The Emotion That Does Motivate Behaviour After All.

Here’s an excerpt:

I think that I don’t necessarily use this idea of a “curiosity gap” as much as I should.

What are ways you use it in the classroom?

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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