Researchers who’ve studied more than 6,000 kindergartners found that the kids rated by their parents as more curious and willing to try new things performed better on math and reading assessments at school.
Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school
The kids’ reading and math scores were consistently better the more curious they were. That was true even when the students weren’t very good at a self-control measure called “effortful control,” which tracks how attentive and persistent students are when completing tasks. The findings suggest that while traits like paying attention, controlling impulses, and delaying gratification may be important for young learners, being curious might matter more when it comes to learning new things. Read the full Business Insider Article by clicking here. The OUTNR. community has build on this concept, see the members chat below:
“I’d say that curiosity goes hand in hand with a continuous improvement culture. Not sure if curiosity is the driver or the result…”