Posted by: crudbasher | October 8, 2012

Is Curiosity Permitted In School?

Seth Godin has a great post (goes without saying of course) where he talks about curiosity.

Now that information is ubiquitous, the obligation changes. It’s no longer okay to not know.

If you don’t know what a word means, look it up.

If you’re meeting with someone, check them out in advance.

If it sounds too good to be true, Google it before you forward it.

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I confess that I’m amazed when I meet hard-working, smart people who are completely clueless about how their industry works, how their tools work…

It never made sense to be proud of being ignorant, but we’re in a new era now. Look it up.

 

This has a lot of application for school obviously. I think I will explore this idea of curiosity this week for yet another weekly theme!

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