Talk about: C for Curiosity

  • Talk about: C for Curiosity

    Posted by Susie on August 2, 2023 at 10:50 am

    It’s Working Wednesday! 🎉 Today, from 4 to 5 pm, we’re hosting a live discussion all about Curiosity. Let’s get those gears turning and delve into the fascinating world of education!

    To kick things off, here is an excerpt from “Teaching for Learning in a Fast-Changing World,” edited by Professor Sarah Gravet of the University of Johannesburg.

    This is from the chapter on Teaching to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset, 📚 here’s a glimpse:

    We live in a fast-changing world called VUCA, which stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. This world reflects a society that constantly innovates. Technologies like virtual reality, AI, robotics, and advanced communication systems make some things outdated quickly, creating new demands and skills for jobs.

    The goal of education is to prepare students to succeed in the VUCA world. To do this, we need new ways of thinking and teaching. Students must develop skills to adapt to change and solve problems creatively. This means we value innovators, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs.

    And guess what? To shape learners into fantastic innovators and entrepreneurs, we need to fuel their curiosity! 🔥 So, what do you think? What stands out the most to you?

    Join us at 4 pm in our live chat right here in the comments to keep the conversation going!

    We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

    • This discussion was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Susie. Reason: Update to the site
    • This discussion was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Susie. Reason: Update to the site
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  • Susie

    August 8, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Please note that as it is Women’s Day, we won’t have a live discussion tomorrow. Wishing all our members a wonderful holiday tomorrow – and take a moment to reflect on the women who have helped bring you to today. See you on Thursday 🌻

  • Susie

    August 11, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Curiosity is like a key that unlocks doors to new knowledge and exciting discoveries! 🔍💫

    When learners are curious, they become active participants in their learning adventures. It sparks their inquisitive nature, encourages questions, and leads them to explore different perspectives. 🚀🌈

    And the best part? Curiosity fuels their hunger for understanding, propelling them to dive deeper into the mysteries of the world with enthusiasm and passion! It’s a true empowerment for learners, making them open to new ideas and fully engaged in their learning. 🌟🧠

    Now, we’re eager to know your thoughts! How have you personally modelled curiosity in the classroom? Is it a familiar and comfortable approach for you? We would love to know – please share your experiences here.

  • Susie

    August 16, 2023 at 7:54 am

    We’ve made it to another Working Wednesday!

    🎉 From 4 to 5 pm today, we’ve got an exciting live discussion all about Curiosity. Let’s dive into how a language teacher demonstrated curiosity as a powerful tool to ignite learners!


    I decided to have learners pick a social problem from the school or their community – a problem that affected them – and for them to find ways of solving that problem. I wanted them to be interested in what they would be doing.

    They loved the idea.

    Before I knew it, each learner was coming up with problems that directly affected them as learners.
    Some learners were discussing and finding out how to solve the problem of loss of self-esteem, others on how to find solutions to teenage pregnancy, and others were looking for information about depression or mental health.

    The learners had come up with ideas that they were excited about.

    Learners did their research on the problem in our media centre, where they found information about their topics. They were quite excited when they came back.

    One learner said, “You know what, miss, I never knew that there was such a thing as crash depression. I found out there actually is, and it is something that can affect your mental health, and now I am serious! I want to find out about it, and I want to bring an end to it.”

    By activating learner curiosity, this teacher was able to engage and sustain their interest. What an incredible approach!


    Now, we’d love to hear from you! What has been your experience with activating learner curiosity in your classroom? Share your inspiring stories and insights during our live chat from 4 pm to 5 pm.

    Join the discussion right here. Let’s continue to explore the wonders of curiosity! 🗣️💬

    Get ready for an hour filled with engaging conversations and delightful discoveries. See you there! 🤗🌈

  • Susie

    August 23, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Happy Working Wednesday! 🎉 From 4 to 5 pm this afternoon, we’ve got an exciting live discussion all about Curiosity! 🔍💫

    But wait, before we dive in, let’s take a peek at our project-based learning templates. Check out the three exciting parts of the project right here: 📑🌈

    Now, here’s the best part – today, in our second-last discussion of August, we’re all about igniting curiosity in learners using this fantastic structure! 🚀🌟

    Come join us in a live chat from 4 to 5 pm today, right here – just click reply. Share your experiences, ideas, and creativity – let’s spark curiosity and ignite those learning flames! 🔥💡

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