The CURIOUS Educator Framework empowers professors to tap into students' curiosity by implementing phenomenon-driven, hands-on lessons aligned with diverse learners' needs.
The framework is being collaboratively developed by a team of science educators and education researchers led by Dr. Vanessa Rosa.
How it works
The framework is structured around 7 key stages:
Connect with an observable, engaging scientific phenomenon
Uncover meaningful questions students have about the phenomenon
Reveal underlying concepts through scaffolded case studies
Integrate fundamentals back to the original phenomenon
Orient knowledge to new contexts
Unify findings through collaborative synthesis
Self-assess growth in understanding