This resource for teachers is based on the research work from the Laboratory School at the Dr. Erick Jackman Institute of Child Study, at OISE. Natural curiosity rests on the bases that children have a natural inclination to figuring out the world. If we switch to teaching and learning following children’s natural inquiry about the world we penetrate into a sense of wonder and of powerful inquiry based learning. Thus, inquiry based learning creates a fundamental and intrinsic interconnection of the child to the world. Caring about the world is a state of mind that will be required to heal the world.
This resource can be found at http://www.naturalcuriosity.ca
This book is written by Nel Noddings offers a holistic approach to Education, an approach based on the caring not just for oneself but others, including the environment. In her holistic view of all children are capable individuals, and all need to be also nurtured in the areas of their strength. It is a challenging concept for many but more and more these ideas are resonating within school walls and classrooms.
From the best seller Daniel Goliman, another brilliant books than complements the notion of emotional intelligence. This books elaborates and shares the latest research that defines the indispensable social connection to others and how our brains are wired for such connections.