Many institutions are so vocationally focused that they forget that education is about more than receiving a diploma. It’s also about molding students into thinkers and independent learners.

– Amanda Hovious aka Designer Librarian in Reconnecting Information Literacy with Lifelong Learning.

Interesting suggestions for increasing curiosity in an academic setting. I strongly believe there needs to be a “what’s in it for me” piece in almost every instructional setting. Few people want to learn for the mere sake of learning. They need to know how some set of knowledge or skills will improve their lives. 

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