United Lisbon International School
Curiosity, the main ingredient of education

Curiosity, the main ingredient of education

Curiosity is the strong desire to know or learn something. Curiosity can be seen as an innate quality of children, they explore, question, and wonder, and by doing so, learn. It’s no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. If a child stays curious, he will continue to explore and discover.

Young kids are not afraid of been wrong. As Ken Roberts said, “been wrong is not the same thing as been creative but if you are not prepared to be wrong you will never come out with something original”. Unfortunately, for too many children, curiosity fades and traditional education helps to crash their enthusiasm.

Curiosity is a big part of academic performance and knowing how to develop and guide student´s curiosity is the talent of all great teachers. They do that by asking questions rather than only giving answers, and by challenging them to think deeper and further. Adults should respectfully listen and respond to children’s questions. A lifelong sense of curiosity is one of the greatest aptitudes that schools can give their students.

José Azcue
Head of School