Cultivating Curiosity Award 2017

RE17-logo-old-stylecroppedApplications are now open for the Reimagine Education-Center for Curiosity Cultivating Curiosity Award 2017. The award will be given at the Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia in December 2017 to the most innovative pedagogical approaches to encourage curiosity among learners; research projects on curiosity or tools or apps designed to encourage and/or assess curiosity.

Curiosity is at the heart of learning; it is the impulse by which learners are encouraged to seek out both new questions and new answers. It is the catalyst by which learners acquire and use the soft skills necessary to become thinkers, problem-solvers, and creators. It is the driver for motivation, creativity, tolerance, and resilience.

Projects are invited from educational institutions, individual scholars and practitioners, as well as Ed Tech companies in any area of curiosity, such as:

  • Research that advances the basic understanding of curiosity — its genesis, manifestations, measurements and applicability;
  • Pedagogical approaches for encouraging or measuring curiosity;
  • Innovative methods by which curiosity is harnessed to improve one or more learning outcomes;
  • Fostering curiosity in the curriculum or institutional framework;
  • Online tools or apps to measure or encourage curiosity.

To apply and for more information:

Reimagine Education Curiosity Award

Ted@CERN: Ripples of Curiosity

On Saturday 5 November 2016 CERN will host the fourth edition of TEDxCERN under the theme ‘ripples of curiosity.’ Topics include artificial intelligence, DNA editing, biotechnology, global literacy, DIY science, drones, oceanography, as well as dark matter and gravitational waves.

“One of CERN’s missions is to connect with people across the globe to inspire scientific curiosity and understanding,” said Charlotte Warakaulle, CERN’s Director for International Relations. “Behind every breakthrough, there is a brave idea from a curious person. With this year’s TEDx, we celebrate innovators from all fields who inspire us with their stories of how curiosity creates ripples that can change our world.”

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