Chapter 5 – ResilienceJanuary 8, 2018
Chapter 3 – EmpathyJanuary 8, 2018
Curiosity and Innovation
In the future, education will no longer focus on facts, but the skills required to gather and use information. Jobs of the future will be defined by constant change and growth, and will require high levels of curiosity and innovation. We need to raise children to be disruptive and survivors of disruption.
Role model curiosity by:
- Asking questions.
- Making time to be bored and creating ways to fill your time.
- Having hobbies.
- Researching new things.
- Going to new places and meeting new people.
- Not always having all the answers.
- Not being afraid to make mistakes or to say and do silly things.
- Brainstorming ways of making things different or better.
- Using and sharing technology with your children.
- Encouraging children to explore technology in safe and time-limited opportunities.
Although technology is and will be an important tool and platform for curiosity and innovation (especially in the working world), remember that most innovation is in response to human needs and wants. At the center of what we are developing, designing, innovating and creating is a human need. This is a sure constant in a constantly changing world. Make sure that children have a curiosity for people, and their needs and wants.
Get into the habit of asking:
- Why do people do what they do?
- When do they do it?
- Where do they do it?
- How could they do it better?
- Who do they do it with, for, because of?
- And over and over again, why?