Curiosity

Curiosity is and should be the basis of learning. Children are curious and permanently ask questions to understand their environment. They invent their own experiments to find out how things are working. They only need some guidance to protect them from danger and help to prevent frustration.

Curiosity driven learning is unfortunately only supported by a few school educational systems around the world and thus many children forget how to be curious, and when they finally enroll in higher education, they often solely learn to achieve a goal, not because they are curious.

Curiosity is, however, the basis of research and innovation, without questioning current approaches and knowledge we will not progress. Thus we need to encourage our students to ask questions and if they have forgotten how to do this, we should to teach them.