- Elizabeth Gilbert, Author
as cited on NPR's TED Radio episode "The source of Creativity"
These words from Elizabeth (author of Eat, Pray, Love), really confronted me as I am a person who is very passionate about what I do. I always viewed passion as being accessible and that it was up to intrinsic motivation to make it happen. But perhaps not everybody has to have a passion.
Curiosity, it seems is a far broader and more encompassing disposition needed for learning. Curiosity does not bond itself to one subject or area of expertise. Perhaps I need to rephrase some of my own "passions". I have always wondered if I perhaps had too many passions. I am interested in so many things. I know now that I have many curiosities and things that inspire me. Here are a few:
- native birds
- native plants
- rugby league
- social justice
- te reo Maori
- kapa haka
|Hmm... which one will I try?|
This thinking links with my thoughts about science teaching:
#scichatnz should we be doing hands on exploration without an inquiry in primary? Do we need an inquiry? #somethoughtstoponder
— Leanne Stubbing (@fivefoot3) March 10, 2015
@MissDtheTeacher Play is the key to learning. Play is engaging, motivating and builds curiosity
— Dianne Christenson (@ChristensonDi) March 10, 2015
An area which I want to push curiosity in for next term.