Curiosity has bad connotations

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This reference is used to annotate "I would never send my kids to school" (2017) by Piotr Wozniak

At SuperMemo Guru, you will often read about the learn drive, and very rarely about curiosity. This is all because of bad connotations of curiosity. Poor understanding of curiosity and its colloquial meaning have lead to highly harmful claims like Curiosity is not a priority in education!

Susan Edelman noticed:

Before 1950 curiosity was seen in the light of its social function, for example: the eagerness or greed to get to know something new for the sake of newness, and in early psychological literature the term curiosity had a negative connotation. The scientific term "curiosity" is more neutral

Link: http://www.csun.edu/~vcpsy00h/students/explore.htm

Author: Susan Edelman

Title: Curiosity and Exploration

Backlink: Learn drive