Curiosity, Risk and Success

Curious learners perform better because they focus better. Neuroscience has established strong correlation between creativity, curiosity, focus and learner success. We help teachers develop teaching skills needed to fully enrich each learning experience.

Curiosiy increases engagement, but is intellectually and emotionally risky. How do we help each and every one of our students to develop the social, cognitive and emotional,skills needed to meaningfully participate in the creative process that underlies every modern inquiry based learning approach? The first step is understand what neuroscience has discovered about learning and risk.

The LOQ Increases Performance and Engagement

The Learning Orientation Questionnaire (LOQ) helps to identify individual learner risk profiles and and suggests practical solutions for improvement. The LOQ is a statistically valid and reliable instrument that measures how learners generally and intentionally approach learning (e.g., classroom or online learning ability) and performance. Learning orientations are dispositions to approach, manage, and achieve learning.

The LOQ is a 25-item online survey that identifies an individual’s orientation to learn by looking at the dominant psychological factors that influence intentional learning and performance.  These factors consider the level of:

  • Emotional investment in learning and performance
  • Strategic self-directedness
  • Independence or autonomy

These three interrelated factors are successful learning attributes and describe how intentional learners generally want or intend to approach learning situationally.