Curiosity: The Lifeblood of Learning

By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
Stanton Campus

It’s easy to get bogged down in content, measurable objectives, and assessment—they are the day-to-day realities we face as instructors. In this short but powerful TED talk, chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam helps educators refocus on what really matters: curiosity.

After watching Ramsey’s talk, I decided to come up with my own rules:

  1. Question assumptions
  2. Change minds and hearts
  3. Rediscover childhood

Of course the content and objectives and assessments are still important. Rules like these, however, help ensure that the classroom is a forum for ideas to be created rather than just a place where information is disseminated.

 

What are your “rules to spark learning”? Leave a comment and share them with us.

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