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The hungry mind : the origins of curiosity in childhood

Author: Susan L Engel
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A deeply researched ... exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how it can be fostered in school."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Engel
ISBN: 9780674736757 0674736753
OCLC Number: 887605511
Description: 220 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Capturing curiosity --
Safe havens and expeditions --
The conversationalist --
Invitations and prohibitions --
Curiosity goes to school --
What fuels learning --
The gossip --
The uses of time and solitude --
Cultivating curiosity.
Responsibility: Susan Engel.

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