Part 1 MLA Citation
Berliner, Wendy, “Schools are killing curiosity’: why we need to stop telling children to shut up and learn.” The Guardian, The Guardian News, 28 Jan 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/28/schools-killing-curiosity-learn
Part 2 Summary
Schools were killing curiosity of children’s. In the article, Berliner stated a study’s lead researcher, Dr. Prachi Shah, once said, “Promoting curiosity in children, especially those from environments of economic disadvantage, may be an important, under-recognised way to address the achievement gap. Promoting curiosity is a foundation for early learning that we should be emphasizing more when look at academic achievement.” Berliner explains how teachers and schools limit students, their ability to think critically and to be curious. Even academics agree that we should promote questioning since inquisitive children do better. The toys were replaced with household items in a nursery class. A professor in Bristol University, who taught neurology and education, Paul Howard-Jones visited these children’s as they were enjoying their brand-new toys. Even though it could be difficult for the instructor, Professor Jones, thinks that children should be encouraged to ask questions and that there should be a time set out for them to be discussed. Children don’t have enough time at school to practice being creative.