You can keep curiosity to a minimum by keeping your learning nice and tidy and keeping your students engaged in learning and nothing else. The standardized way of learning is a way to prove that learning is happening, and curiosity just isn’t measured. You can break curiosity by focusing on answers instead of questions. Make sure answers keep within the boundaries of what is actually expected and don’t allow for a lot of out of the box thinking. Your students need to see a teacher model expertise, not curiosity.
- It can take quite some time to kill learner curiosity, it doesn’t have to take that long though, you can quell it in a few steps.
- One of the main steps is to focus on answers not questions. Keep them uptight and not open ended at all.
- You aren’t there to make sure their curiosity is stimulated, you’re there to prepare them for the real world.
“Curiosity is nice, but it’s a monumental challenge to measure”