Curiosity is critical to academic performance

My fundamental drive has been “curiosity”.  The urge to explore ideas, particularly in the environmental field.  But as a teacher, I am continually aware that my motivations are not normal.  At least with my students, the urge to explore is tight.  By that I mean, often, if knowledge hs no immediate use, the knowledge is of no use.

All students want good grades and few have the urge and skills to explore ideas dispassionately; and to do well.

The paper below explores the importance of, among other personal qualities, curiosity is essential to academic success.  Ant to long term personal and life success too.

Curiosity is critical to academic performance.



About sustainabilityandbeauty

My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
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