Five words about learning. Day 2: Curiosity

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at least the cat got to find out some pretty interesting things first, and that’s the joy of curiosity. It gets you into all kinds of trouble, but really adds to the interest of life.

Today, curiosity is often sated by Google, but there are a wealth of pleasures to be tracked down on an idle lunch break or evening. StumbleUpon is a site that builds on this basic premise. You just launch yourself off and it lurches from one site to another, but generally in the most fascinating series of leaps. Not quite utterly unstructured, as you can tick categories that you’re curious about, but certainly throwing up enough surprises to keep even the most curious cat occupied. (http://www.stumbleupon.com/)

Curiosity is at the heart of how we learn, so lets make sure we leave space for it in solutions that we design. There is no one way to enlightenment, no one truth, so as well as laying down one road through the subject, we should leave a couple of alleyways in as well, allowing people to be curious.

The blog is on holiday this week, so we hope you enjoy our Five Words about Learning.

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About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.
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