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Teach: Curiosity Tools

The tools on this page can be adapted to teach curiosity and inquisitiveness.
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Disinterestedness, Curiosity, and Distractedness Stories

Free tool available upon request from the Project on Positive Leadership.

  • Author: Garrett Kasey and Ryan Quinn
  • Date: 2020
  • Series: Virtues and Vices
  • Pages: 6
  • Summary: This is one of the tools that makes up the Project on Positive Leadership’s “Virtues and Vices” series of instructional tools. It contains four stories of curiosity, disinterestedness, or distractedness. A tool with multiple stories enables students to examine what is required to exhibit ideal curiosity across different settings, and to account for the differing perspectives of multiple stakeholders. Each story includes carefully-crafted reflection questions to provoke the students’ learning, to prepare them for class, to prepare themselves to practice curiosity, and to motivate them to be more mindful about their approach to leadership.

QFT session

  • Lesson Plan
    • Price: Free
    • By Drew Perkins
    • TeachThought
  • Summary: Although this is designed for public school students, it is the kind of activity adults should do more of as well. Pick any stimulus relevant to your students (a current news event in the business press, for example), and have them engage the QFT process with that stimulus. The conversations you generate can feed into other sessions as well.