Formation of cognitive interest is the teacher's encouragement of children's desire to learn. The desire of the child to receive and analyze information, to seek its application in his life is the most valuable result of learning. The formation of cognitive interest affects the character of the student, especially the development of his behavioral stereotypes. They, in turn, affect the level of education in the future. Interest plays the three most important roles in learning:
- It can be seen as the main reason for learning. The teacher should think about how to strengthen attention to his subject. In this case, the formation of cognitive interest in the likely direction of the child's future activity is the goal of education.
- It is needed for the assimilation of knowledge: without attention to the subject, there will be no benefit from classes. Then the pursuit of knowledge is the means of learning.
- When the formation of cognitive interest is completed, the student's curiosity becomes the result of the teacher's work.
When learningit is necessary to develop in children the desire for knowledge, which is always accompanied by independence in performing tasks, enterprise, a tendency to perform more difficult tasks that develop the child to a greater extent. The responsible attitude of the teacher to this duty has a beneficial effect on the formation of the cognitive interests of younger students. A positive attitude towards the teacher contributes to the development in the child of optimism, love for people, an active life position, creates a good mood.
Ways to activate the cognitive interests of primary school children
- Teacher artistry, link to interesting stories, historical facts or sources of information related to the topic.
- Organizing activities that evoke the spirit of competition and initiative, acting out thematic scenes in which everyone is assigned a role.
- Create a creative environment so kids can bring their ideas to life on the current topic and get rewarded for doing so.
- Teacher's interest in and respect for student experience.
- A call to assimilate information because it will be needed for future, more difficult classes.
- Examples showing the real benefit of the topic.
- Using tasks of varying complexity in the lesson.
- Intentionally emphasizing the increased difficulty of the "special" task.
- Gradually increasing the overall difficulty level of tasks from one session to the next.
Generating reader interest
Many parents worry about the negative impact of computer progress on the lives of their young children and claim that their children look at the book less often than they did when they were children. But studies in education show that children who regularly visit web pages are more likely than other peers to be interested in literature and prefer the most talented authors. The love of parents for reading is the best example for children. If the child feels benefited, then he buys books with pleasure, goes to libraries, appreciates advice on reading books, and more often shows independence in choosing one or another literature. If a child has cultured and well-read parents who are strict in his upbringing, he is inclined to describe family relationships as friendly, based on mutual understanding.