Curiosity-Based Learning

Initial Post: The initial post this week should have two parts:

Part 1: Your views and experience: Explore the connection between curiosity and learning. Include at least ONE of the following prompts in your discussion:

  • Is curiosity necessary for learning to occur? Explain your answer.
  • Describe a learning activity that you have undertaken that you feel sparked your curiosity. Did it enhance your learning?
  • Is adult education based on activities that spark curiosity? Explain your answer.

Part 2: Research and summarize:

Most of the studies related to curiosity-based learning reflect on children and the K-12 classroom. Review the following Ted Talk on teachers and students (children) engaging in curiosity-based learning:

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