Sparking Curiosity by Embracing Uncertainty

Teachers often present subjects to children as settled and complete, as if no further questioning is needed because all the answers have been found. Students may think they’ve learned all the facts and lose their sense of curiosity. In “Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing,” Jamie Holmes invites them to spark their curiosity to better prepare them for the “real world,” where answers are seldom clear-cut or permanent.

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