As we come to the end of CEP812 this week, we were asked to create something that represents how we, as educators, bring passion and curiosity into our classroom, and show how we use technologies to instill passion and curiosity in our students.
However, before we created our representation of passion and curiosity, we were asked to think about the importance of thee two ideas by reading an article published in the New York Times by Thomas L. Friedman. In this article, Friedman emphasized the importance of passion and curiosity within a person. He said that in order to succeed in the competitive work force of the 21st century, people will need more than a high IQ and a college degree. People will also need a high PQ (passion quotient) and a high (curiosity quotient) in order to “leverage all the new digital tools to not just find a job, but to invent one or reinvent one, and to not just learn but to relearn for a lifetime,” (Friedman, 2013).
I have always believed that I must possess these as a teacher, while striving to instill them in my colleagues and students. Friedman’s article and what I’ve learned through my CEP courses about bringing out student creativity has reinforced my belief about the importance of less measurable traits like passion and curiosity.
Friedman, T. (2013, January 29). It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as much as I.Q. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html