Curiosity is at the heart of learning; it is the impulse by which learners are encouraged to seek out both new questions and new answers. It is the catalyst by which learners acquire and use the soft skills necessary to become thinkers, problem-solvers, and creators: motivation, creativity, tolerance, civility, and resilience.
The Centre for Curiosity is devoted to understanding curiosity. It seeks to understand how curiosity might be defined and measured, so that it might be harnessed in order to empower both teachers and learners. As such, it has partnered with Reimagine Education, offering US$10,000 to an outstanding project that can:
- Improve the existing framework through which curiosity is understood;
- Create robust tools or metrics by which curiosity might be measured;
- Suggest innovative ways in which curiosity might be harnessed to improve one or more learning outcomes;
- Demonstrate that their methods enhance curiosity among learners, and in doing so improve learning and/or employability outcomes.