Thomas Edison
Curiosity is anaturalinquisitivebehaviour thatengendersexploration, investigation andlearning
Curiosityis Curiosity is the   thedriving force    driving   behind lifelongforce learningbehindlifelonglearning
Curiosityshapes ourABILITIES, and ourIDENTITIES
If you tellme thatcuriositykilled thecat…
I would sayCURIOSITYwas framed!
..becausecuriositycreateslearning
Curiosity builds upon curiosity,allowing our minds to open up
They have anunrestricted  desire to understand       Robert Henman 2009
Apple….
...a design companymasquerading as atech company?
Steve Jobs-He became sosuccessful becausehe was so curious…
Throughout humanhistory CURIOSITY has continued to definegreat learners
“I have no specialtalent. I am onlypassionatelycurious”Albert Einstein
However,curiosityseldomsurvivesintoadulthoodSam Keen; Apology for Wonder 1973
At five years of age 98% ofall children have no problemthinking divergently
By ten to elevenyears of agethey’ve prettymuch stoppedasking
Sadly,by theage oftwentyfive…
…only 2% can thinkoutside the box
They say you can…judge a man by hisquestions ratherthan his answersVoltaire
The importantthing is not tostop questioning
They don’t stop asking questions   because they lose interest
It’s the other  wayaround!
They loseinterestbecause theystop askingquestions
Who has ownershipof learning in yourclassroom?
As educators we havea direct impact onstudent performance
To what extent do we offer;INTENTIONAL PERSUASIONSNOT TO BE CURIOUS?   Robert Henman 2009
Are we guilty of unintentional   neglect?
More often we need toadopt thinking aroundindividual learners andactive listening
You are all highly valuedknowledgeprofessionals, you cancreate incredible learningfor others
As youngchildren,we arewonderfullycuriousabout many,many things
As we growup, we startbelieving theare moreimportantthan the
If we want toimprove thequality of ourthinking…we must learnto improvethe quality ofour questions
ClassroomHands up...strategy...onlyif you havea questionto ask
Are you driven bythe unrestricteddesire tounderstand……because ourstudents are!
And when youinstill curiosity inour students, youfurther encouragetheir desire tolearn
maintaining agenuine attitude ofexploration anddeep interest ineverything, waysof thinking andbeing
Thanks for Listening
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  1. 1. Thomas Edison
  2. 2. Curiosity is anaturalinquisitivebehaviour thatengendersexploration, investigation andlearning
  3. 3. Curiosityis Curiosity is the thedriving force driving behind lifelongforce learningbehindlifelonglearning
  4. 4. Curiosityshapes ourABILITIES, and ourIDENTITIES
  5. 5. If you tellme thatcuriositykilled thecat…
  6. 6. I would sayCURIOSITYwas framed!
  7. 7. ..becausecuriositycreateslearning
  8. 8. Curiosity builds upon curiosity,allowing our minds to open up
  9. 9. They have anunrestricted desire to understand Robert Henman 2009
  10. 10. Apple….
  11. 11. ...a design companymasquerading as atech company?
  12. 12. Steve Jobs-He became sosuccessful becausehe was so curious…
  13. 13. Throughout humanhistory CURIOSITY has continued to definegreat learners
  14. 14. “I have no specialtalent. I am onlypassionatelycurious”Albert Einstein
  15. 15. However,curiosityseldomsurvivesintoadulthoodSam Keen; Apology for Wonder 1973
  16. 16. At five years of age 98% ofall children have no problemthinking divergently
  17. 17. By ten to elevenyears of agethey’ve prettymuch stoppedasking
  18. 18. Sadly,by theage oftwentyfive…
  19. 19. …only 2% can thinkoutside the box
  20. 20. They say you can…judge a man by hisquestions ratherthan his answersVoltaire
  21. 21. The importantthing is not tostop questioning
  22. 22. They don’t stop asking questions because they lose interest
  23. 23. It’s the other wayaround!
  24. 24. They loseinterestbecause theystop askingquestions
  25. 25. Who has ownershipof learning in yourclassroom?
  26. 26. As educators we havea direct impact onstudent performance
  27. 27. To what extent do we offer;INTENTIONAL PERSUASIONSNOT TO BE CURIOUS? Robert Henman 2009
  28. 28. Are we guilty of unintentional neglect?
  29. 29. More often we need toadopt thinking aroundindividual learners andactive listening
  30. 30. You are all highly valuedknowledgeprofessionals, you cancreate incredible learningfor others
  31. 31. As youngchildren,we arewonderfullycuriousabout many,many things
  32. 32. As we growup, we startbelieving theare moreimportantthan the
  33. 33. If we want toimprove thequality of ourthinking…we must learnto improvethe quality ofour questions
  34. 34. ClassroomHands up...strategy...onlyif you havea questionto ask
  35. 35. Are you driven bythe unrestricteddesire tounderstand……because ourstudents are!
  36. 36. And when youinstill curiosity inour students, youfurther encouragetheir desire tolearn
  37. 37. maintaining agenuine attitude ofexploration anddeep interest ineverything, waysof thinking andbeing
  38. 38. Thanks for Listening

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