What Is Playful Inquiry?

Inquiry
Inquiry is the science, art and spirit of imagination. We naturally associate Inquiry with the logical mind’s intent to satisfy curiosity, solve problems, and explore ideas. Inquiry helps us connect our prior understanding to new experiences, modify and accommodate our previously held beliefs and conceptual models, and construct new knowledge.

Antonyms found in the dictionary: Answer, reply

Playful

Playful describes a state of surrender. It involves being open, letting go, and embracing unexpected direction or results. Being playful has positive effects on the body and the brain. Problem solving ability increases after a person has spent some time laughing. This works because laughter turns off the posterior hypothalamus and allows the cerebral cortex to focus on a given task.

Antonyms found in the dictionary: Earnest, serious-minded, sober, humorless, serious, working


4/30/12

Inquiring > Answers

A lovely video produced by TED's curator Chris Anderson. Like "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" this video points out the important co-dependent relationship betweem questions and answers. Are we in pursuit of knowledge? Or are we in pursuit of questions? Or both? What we choose to pursue plays a large role in who we become.

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