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Comment: Re:.. and this is new ? (Score 1) 83

by Badger Nadgers (#48061847) Attached to: It's Not Just How Smart You Are: Curiosity Is Key To Learning
Isn't this just a debate of the meaning of words when considering the actions of an extremely small sample? It could be argued motivation leads to curiosity - maybe someone needs to get a job (motivation) and they wonder whether (curiosity) thet would be able to learn some skills that would enable them to get one. I would suggest it's subbstantively about volition in learning. A motivated learner will be successful if given sufficient resources, time, environment etc. whereas an unmotivated person will not learn, not even after prodding them with a Big Pointy Stick. If they do change behaviour, and in the manner you desired, you've simply provided motivation - to avoid the nasty stabbing pain in the forehead in this case.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.

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