This post is the first in a series of posts from Manifest Curiosity that details they hows, whens, and whys of Curiosity Based Learning.
Curiosity Q&A is… a process that drives actions over answers… it can be initiated in a minute and can last anywhere from another minute to all day (or longer).
Question: Question about or related to any topic or curiosity; can also be taken directly from The Book of What If…?
Action: A quick action to be taken to demonstrate understanding and/or exploration of the question.
Keep in Mind: Short share of any relevant information for the exploration of the question or execution of the action.
Deeper Learning: Share any tangential information that either opens up or deepens one’s thinking about the question and/or action.
Challenge: Whereas the “Action” is typically something that can be done immediately, the “Challenge” can be something to extend the learning and/or actions surrounding the curiosity for additional activities and insights.
Example of Curiosity Q&A from The Book of What If…?
Question: What if broccoli tasted like chocolate?
Action: Imagine a world where broccoli does taste like chocolate: open a restaurant in this world; make sure you include a menu, name of restaurant, and any other details you'd like to add.
Keep in Mind: Some people love that broccoli tastes like broccoli; not only do some people enjoy the taste of broccoli, could you imagine eating soups, salads and other dishes (like beef and broccoli) in which broccoli is an ingredient now becoming chocolate flavored?!
Deeper Learning: Why doesn't broccoli taste like chocolate? See what you can discover about why broccoli tastes like broccoli and chocolate tastes like chocolate.
Challenge: What if flavors were more democratic? Create a short campaign speech campaign poster persuading the voting public to vote on the change of flavors for a food.
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