The Curious Case of... Dr. Rosa 💃🏽
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Educators know that curiosity lights a fire for lifelong learning. Yet, like sand through a colander, curiosity slips away in systemic structures developed for efficiency rather than benefit.
In our education system, teaching can be more synonymous with telling, filtering, and testing than the guiding, supporting, and mentoring that drew us in.
Researchers found that students aged 1-5 asked an average of 107.8 questions per hour. By elementary school, this number decreases to 1-2, with zero becoming increasingly likely as students matriculate through the education system.
These studies suggest somewhere along the way, traditional education can extinguish curiosity.
Reigniting Curiosity Through Community
Together, we're actively developing The CURIOUS Educator - a practical, inquiry-based meta-framework that concisely synthesizes today's best practices, resources, and evidence from leaders in science education:
Too often, science teachers face isolation and burnout. We have developed a teaching cooperative that pools knowledge, reduces workloads, and connects educators and researchers. You're likely an excellent fit for our community if you're reading this.
Most importantly, our community's mission is to allow student curiosity to guide exploration. Like lighting a candle, science education is transformed when we put curiosity at the heart of learning.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. ~ William Arthur Ward
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