6th IB-Week – Inquirers – 27.08

Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

“I have no special talent; I’m just passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

 

Man is curious by nature. Life means curiosity. Curiosity opens the window to the world. Therefore, curiosity is also a driving force for learning. A school should be able to maintain or awaken this natural curiosity. In this way, the child will learn by itself.

Einstein describes his curiosity as passionate, that is, impassioned. A person with passion is very present; they suffer, in a positive sense. In passion, the whole person is focused mentally and cognitively; they are present physically and mentally in real-time.

Einstein is also modest. He says he has no special talent. Only those who are modest may be aware that they are still learning new things, and only those who are modest remain curious and open. The best guarantee that the inner fire of curiosity in our students remains lit or that it is lighting up again is our method of holistic learning.

In the future, our children, as modern leaders, are expected to be self-reliant in the true sense of the word. That is, to recognize their shortcomings, to be able to admit mistakes, to remain curious, to continue to learn from others and to discover new opportunities for their enterprise. It is hoped, for example, that modern leaders will be able to delegate and lead together with the team. For this, they also need curiosity, because only then can they know which person is the best fit for a given task or team.

 

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