Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, co-directors of RQI will deliver the keynote in a symposium aiming to kickstart an open interdisciplinary scientific community for studying and fostering curiosity. How can we create a culture of curiosity? What can we do to enable a scientific community around it? There is little work so far demonstrating that it is even a legitimate thing to measure, study, and care about. What can we do to bring public attention to the state of curiosity today and how it has changed over time and geography? And the hardest question, how do we set aside attention, time, and resources for fostering curiosity — i.e., if students and workers were more curious, how and why will parents, teachers, and bosses find time and energy to address it, since they currently can’t?
Dan and Luz will be facilitating an active learning experience and sharing lessons from use of the question formulation strategy that is now being applied in more than a million classrooms around the world. They will also introduce an emerging new theory of learning that has great potential to influence discourse and practice related to learning, innovation and democracy.