I Don't Know – Yipee! The Joy of Questions


The power of letting children continue to explore questions has been explored in several blog posts. A love of asking questions should be nurtured from an early age. Below is a mind map that shows some of the differences and similarities between having a question approach vs and answer approach to learning.

Alison Gopnik, author of The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us about Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life, says,

“Children are the research and development division of the human species. If they are permitted to do that research –  to raise and explore their own questions, through various forms of experimentation, and without being burdened with instruction – they exhibit signs of more creativity and curiosity”

This mind map is on Biggerplate where it can be downloaded for free.



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