Thu, 28 Feb | Concordia

CURIOSITY DID NOT KILL THE CAT: AN ADVENTURE IN LEARNING

Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the joy, fear and frustration of learning. Get familiar with uncertainty and understand how to deal with setbacks as part of the learning process. To know or to do…that is the question?
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CURIOSITY DID NOT KILL THE CAT: AN ADVENTURE IN LEARNING

Time & Location

28 Feb 2019, 10:00 – 14:00
Concordia, 19 North St, Brighton BN1 1EB, UK

About the event

"Curiosity did not kill the cat...it led to an exciting world of adventure, discovery, exploration and amazing new places. Be curious; always." (opus29jane)

And yet if we were to believe the prover that suggests otherwise, we would be faced with a world where 'inquisitiveness can lead one into dangerous situations'. Equally, the original phrase has also more recently been used when attempting to stop someone asking unwanted questions! It is perhaps no wonder that curiosity has, over the years, had a pretty bad press.

Being curious is arguably a good thing; a great thing in fact. Curious people wonder why something works; curious people ask great questions; curious people are genuinely interested in each others perspectives; curious people have a burning desire to learn and to always keep on learning...and it is learning that is at the heart of this active workshop.

Many of us have a natural passion for learning and discovering, and can always be heard asking 'why?' and 'how?'. Many of us have somehow managed to keep hold of our two-year old self who constantly pestered anyone who would listen with those very questions. But how do we inspire others to be curious; to want to learn? How do we create environments that motivate and encourage individuals to take responsibility for their own learning? How do we create learning experiences that help people take risks in learning, be willing to just 'give things a go' and to be comfortable when things don't quite go according to their plan?

This four-hour learning session will explore these questions, and more, with an active and engaging approach to creating a learning environment that nurtures curiosity and growth. During this session you will share a collaborative learning challenge and support each other to reflect on what you have learned and how you could translate your learning into your own family, workplace, team, school or organisation.

Whether you are a parent looking for ways of motivating your child to become more interested in learning; a manager seeking new perspectives on motivating your team; a coach contemplating how to better engage your athletes in their own development; a teacher/lecturer/educator/developer searching for your own inspiration; or just someone who would like to be even more curious...then this workshop is for you and I would love to see you there!

Our hosts for this event are Concordia, a registered charity that promotes international volunteering abroad and in the UK, as a means to promote intercultural understanding and peace. Concordia volunteers are part of a movement that supports more than 1500 communities and projects in over 60 countries around the world. An inspirational organisation doing great things to support people around the world.

Come prepared for a lot of questions and an outdoor adventure in Brighton!

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