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The Importance of Curiosity

February 13, 2019

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Curiosity may have killed the cat, but recent research shows it’s a trait that will be one of the most sought-after skills for the future.

According to a report in the Harvard Business Review  when it comes to the jobs of tomorrow, cultivating curiosity at all levels can help leaders and their employees adapt and face uncertain market conditions and external pressures.

The report claimed that when curiosity is triggered, people think more rationally and deeply about decisions and come up with creative solutions. However, those surveyed said they faced barriers to asking more questions, a factor the report’s author claims could stem from childhood.

While we’re born into the world with awe and wonder about the environment around us, data suggests the curiosity of a human peaks at the age of four or five and steadily declines. This is why we believe in cross curricular, values driven approach to learning.

Asking questions and being curious, is a cornerstone of the curriculum at BISC-LP. By using interdisciplinary learning through STEAM subjects, students begin to draw connections between different parts of their curriculum, thereby growing their curiosity. One of the more gratifying and arguably sophisticated outcomes of STEAM learning is that it also encourages children to listen with curiosity, thereby allowing them to empathize and work with others. This allows our children truly demonstrate how our values based and STEAM approaches compliment each other, to educate the whole child.


-Tom Collins, Head of STEAM and Science Specialist 


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