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  1. Curiosity: a condition for learning?

  2. The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child… Thomas Edison

  3. …and every mind is born with the instinct of Curiosity

  4. We all come into the world curious

  5. Curiosity is a natural inquisitive behaviourthat engenders exploration, investigation and learning

  6. Curiosity is waking up in the morning and wanting to know more about everything

  7. Curiosity creates mindful action

  8. It is where innovation and new ideas emerge

  9. Curiosity is the driving force behind lifelong learning Curiosity is the driving force behind lifelong learning

  10. Curiosity shapes our ABILITIES, and our IDENTITIES

  11. If you tell me that curiosity killed the cat…

  12. I would say CURIOSITY was framed!

  13. ..because curiosity creates learning

  14. Curiosity builds upon curiosity, allowing our minds to open up

  15. Our students are curious about EVERYTHING

  16. They have an unrestricted desire to understand Robert Henman 2009

  17. Apple….

  18. ...a design company masquerading as a tech company?

  19. Steve Jobs- He became so successful because he was so curious…

  20. ...the over-arching secret to his success was his voracious curiosity

  21. Throughout human history CURIOSITY has continued to define great learners

  22. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” Albert Einstein

  23. However, curiosity seldom survives into adulthood Sam Keen; Apology for Wonder 1973

  24. At five years of age 98% of all children have no problem thinking divergently

  25. Not surprising really… …under threes, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day, every day!

  26. By ten to eleven years of age they’ve pretty much stopped asking

  27. Sadly, by the age of twenty five…

  28. …only 2% can think outside the box

  29. The CREATIVE ADULT is the CURIOUS CHILD who survived

  30. Curiosity is a desire that QUESTIONS for knowledge

  31. They say you can… judge a man by his questions rather than his answersVoltaire

  32. The cutting edge of knowledge is not in the knowing, it is in the questioning Ralph Thompson

  33. The important thing is not to stop questioning…

  34. They don’t stop asking questions because they lose interest

  35. It’s the other way around!

  36. They lose interest because they stop asking questions

  37. Who has ownership of learning in your classroom?

  38. As educators we have a direct impact on student performance

  39. To what extent do we offer; INTENTIONAL PERSUASIONS NOT TO BE CURIOUS? Robert Henman 2009

  40. Are we guilty of unintentional neglect?

  41. Too often missing the opportunity to cultivate the individual’s quest in favour of curriculum delivery

  42. More often we need to adopt thinking around individual learners and active listening

  43. You are all highly valued knowledge professionals, you can create incredible learning for others

  44. As young children, we are wonderfully curious about many, many things

  45. As we grow up, we start believing the answersare more important than the questions

  46. If we want to improve the quality of our thinking… we must learn to improve the quality of our questions

  47. Classroom strategy Hands up... ...only if you have a question to ask

  48. To be what we can be as educators our primary role must be to ...

  49. ... maintain, to nourish, and to celebrate each learner’s curiosity and sense of wonder

  50. Every day we need to let our students know that their questions are not only valued, but have an important place in our learning environments