There’s no denying that we need to look forward to a future that’s sustainable. But what do we need to create such a future? Firstly, there’s a need to solve the problems plaguing the present. And the best way to solve these problems is to be curious and probe them with the help of science and technology. This is what we are exploring this National Science Day — the ability to be curious, solve problems and create a sustainable future.
We asked BYJU’S teachers why they think curiosity should be at the forefront of every student’s learning curve and how it will eventually lead to innovation. We also explore how innovation will lead to sustainability tomorrow. On National Science Day, watch our teachers, Chetna Vasishth, Aswin Vijayaraghavan Apurva Mathur, Saurabh Shukla and Ankita Sharma shed light on this in this very insightful video:
“What is science today, will become technology tomorrow. What is curiosity today, will become a means for problem-solving and innovation tomorrow. A student trying to solve a simple problem today will end up solving the whole sustainability problem of the planet tomorrow,” says Chetna.
Speaking of curiosity, we find out why it is so important to keep learning. “There’s a very important saying,” says Saurabh, “The most illiterate person of the 21st century will be someone who can’t learn, unlearn and relearn. Things are changing all around us and only by staying curious can you catch up.”
Indeed it is by adapting to the changing circumstances that one can learn. This is perhaps the key to being curious and probing the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ around us. As Aswin explains, “If you can get a child to be curious about the scientific approach or the mathematical thinking behind something, this will end up teaching the child a lot more than any individual teacher can.”
Staying curious not just leads to enhanced learning and innovation but it has the power to create future problem-solvers, says our teachers. “I think the curious mindset is leading to problem-solving. And what is innovation if not putting two and two together to make something that’s more than four?” asks Aswin.
Does this excite you to join the learning revolution? Head to Careers at BYJU’S to become a part of our teaching community and help inculcate curiosity in young learners.
(This story has been put together by our Storyweavers, Bidushi Das and Sutrishna Ghosh)
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