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Educational Leadership: What Else is Possible?

Educational Leadership: What Else is Possible?

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April 18th 2013: The Curious Leader

Susan will talk about the ways in which curiosity (or its absence) drives the educational enterprise. This is as true for the adults in a school as it is for the children. In fact, without curious adults, it's hard to encourage curiosity in children. Too often educators think that simply acknowledging the power of curiosity is enough. But it's not. Educators must experience curiosity on a regular basis. They must also understand what it takes to nurture it in teachers and children. Nor is curiosity something you can squeeze in around the edges, when other more pressing tasks are finished. Put

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Susan Engel

Susan Engel is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College. Her research interests include the development of curiosity, children’s narratives, play, and more generally, teaching and learning. Her work has appeared in journals such as Cognitive Development, Harvard Educational Review, and the American Education Research Journal. She is the author of four books: The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense of the Narratives of Childhood, Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory, Real Kids: Making Sense in Everyday Life, and Red Flags or Red Herrings: Predicting Who Your Child Will Become. She has also published a number of columns and op-e
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