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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? : NPR Ed

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? : NPR Ed
The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR How does a sunset work? So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of a physics lesson on motion. "I asked them: 'So what's moving? Once she got the discussion going, the questions came rapid-fire. Students asking questions and then exploring the answers. Blackwell, like many others teachers, understands that when kids are curious, they're much more likely to stay engaged. But why? Our Brains On Curiosity "In any given day, we encounter a barrage of new information," says Charan Ranganath, a psychologist at the University of California, Davis and one of the researchers behind the study. Ranganath was curious to know why we retain some information and forget other things. Related:  information

Edge.org WHAT *SHOULD* WE BE WORRIED ABOUT? Clematis 2013 by Katinka MatsonClick to Expand | www.katinkamatson.com "The most stimulating English-language reading to be had from anywhere in the world." —The Canberra Times "A profound question a treasure trove of ideas...each one is a beautiful and instructive reflection, which encourages thinking and reading."— de Volkskrant (Netherlands) "Probably the most useful space at the moment for anyone who wants to peer into the flowering of the most advanced human thought...A surprising territory where one finds, in rigorous disarray, the vanguard of scientific knowledge, at this technological and humanistic moment... "The World's Smartest Website"— The Observer, 2012 We worry because we are built to anticipate the future. Tell us something that worries you (for scientific reasons), but doesn't seem to be on the popular radar yet—and why it should be.

10 People Share The Mistakes That Cost Them A Job Offer When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates. In fact, a recent survey of 1,000 job seekers found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they’d be able to answer questions correctly—and even if they’d make it to the meeting on time. Frankly, this stat should come as no surprise. But in order to really rock that interview, you’ve got to push the fear aside and boost your confidence. And the way to accomplish that is to make sure you know not only what you should say and do—but also all the ways that you could sabotage yourself. To clue you in on some of the potential pitfalls of the interviewing process, we asked people to fess up to their biggest blunders and subsequent lessons learned, so you won’t fall victim to the same snafus. Interview Mistake #1: Dressing for the Part—But Not The Culture Lo and behold, my interviewer was wearing cutoff shorts and a T-shirt.

7 Predictions For The Future Of Work Everything you thought you knew about the workplace is already outdated. Gone are the days when decisions were made from the top down and when all anyone was expected to do was simply “their job.” As a Corporate Anthropologist, I study the cultures of organizations—how they evolve and intersect with what’s happening right now, and how the people in them influence and shape their communities. The talent pool will grow As the use of robotics and automation technology increase, humans will no longer be asked to perform rote tasks. A new form of labor pool and market where individuals, project teams, or even entrepreneurial companies (that are really just teams of teams) from all over the world will bid on high-value tasks and opportunities. Collaboration will be the norm The type of company—and people—that will thrive in this new environment will embrace collaboration and teamwork. As Alpha methods die out, employers will be looking for innovators, technologists, and big thinkers.

Unesco. 50th anniversary of Nubia Campaign UNESCO, Egypt and Sudan have started commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nubia Campaign, a defining example of international solidarity when countries understood the universal nature of heritage and the universal importance of its conservation. The Egyptian and Sudanese governments' request - in April and October 1959 respectively - for UNESCO's help to save the 3,000-year-old monuments and temples of ancient Nubia from an area that was to be flooded by the Aswan Dam marked the start of unprecedented campaign. "A moving demonstration of the miracles that can be achieved by international cooperation," in the words of the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura who sent a message to the participants of a meeting held in Egypt to commemorate the Nubia Campaign. "Saving the temples and artefacts of Nubia became an urgent priority transcending national interests and pride, and, as we all know, the international community brilliantly rose to that challenge.

Great Place to Work Un legado de veinticinco años Great Place to Work® empezó con un descubrimiento inesperado. En 1981, un editor de Nueva York le pidió a dos periodistas comerciales (Robert Levering y Milton Moskowitz) que escribieran un libro titulado The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America (Las 100 mejores empresas para trabajar en Estados Unidos). Aceptaron, aunque se mostraron escépticos de encontrar 100 que reúnan los requisitos para aparecer en el libro. Empezaron una travesía que los llevaría a más de 25 años de investigación, de reconocimiento y de construcción de excelentes lugares de trabajo, que continúa hasta hoy. Lo que descubrieron fue una sorpresa: la clave para crear un excelente lugar de trabajo no es un conjunto de beneficios, programas o prácticas que se deben dar a los colaboradores, sino la construcción de relaciones de calidad caracterizadas por la confianza, el orgullo y el compañerismo. Estas ideas condujeron a la creación de Great Place to Work.

Ingeniería del Valor y Diagrama FAST Indice1. Introducción 2. Concepto De Ingeniería Del Valor 3. Beneficios 4. Fases 5. 1. En un reciente seminario se trato el término de "Ingeniería devaluada". El método del valor fue desarrollado durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial por Larry Miles como una forma efectiva de encontrar un adecuado reemplazo de componentes que podrían ser usados para manufacturar utensilios comerciales. Todos los secretos son eventualmente revelados y el método del valor de Larry no fue la excepción. 2. La Ingeniería del Valor (Value Engineering) es una metodología para resolver problemas y/o reducir costos, al mismo tiempo que mejora los requerimientos de desempeño/calidad. La Ingeniería del Valor, el Análisis de la Función (Function Analysis), Análisis del Valor (Value Analysis) y la Administración del Valor (Value Management) son parte de las denominaciones de los procesos genéricamente conocidos como Metodología del Valor (Value Methodology). ¿Cuál es el producto, proceso o servicio? 3. 4. Pre-Estudio

Proyecto AcoPe Decía el escritor inglés Chesterton que la capacidad de sorprendernos es el motor de la motivación durante la infancia. La curiosidad y la capacidad de admiración ante los hechos cotidianos son la base de la captación creativa, del lenguaje poético. ¿Somos capaces de escuchar atentamente y sin prisa las preguntas que nos hacen los niños? ¿Atendemos la necesidad que tienen de saber por qué? ¿Cómo los acompañamos cuando expresan admiración o sorpresa? ¿Y nosotros? Todo está en constante cambio y evolución. Cuando damos algo completamente por sabido y dejamos de mirar y admirar lo que nos rodea, la vida se convierte en la sucesiva búsqueda de sorpresas, de novedades, de descargas que nos saquen de lo habitual. Con esa mirada del niño, capaz de sorprenderse, capaz de mirar y admirar con nuevos ojos cada experiencia; con esa mirada centrada intensamente en el aquí y el ahora es fácil convencernos de que cada instante es único y no vuelve. Así pues, si te lo propones puedes: Te proponemos:

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