This is a really interesting — if somewhat depressing — article from this week’s Education Guardian about the importance of stimulating children’s curiosity and encouraging them to ask questions about the world around them and about the things they are learning. The depressing bit is, of course, that the opposite is happening on too many occasions, as the article makes clear.
One of the main criticisms of the National Curriculum is that it switches children off from learning. The Merged Action Curriculum, on the other hand, is clear about the importance of motivating young minds and instilling a love of learning.
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