Podcast: How important is curiosity in L&D?

New tech, new approaches, new fads: Our industry is awash with exciting developments, but do we approach them with the curiosity of a magpie or the curiosity of a scientist? On this week's GoodPractice Podcast, Ross G is joined by Owen and Giorgio to look at curiosity in Learning & Development. We discuss the importance of questions, the love of learning and the fun of failing (quickly!).

Written by Ross Garner
Published 15 May 2017
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Podcast: How important is curiosity in L&D?

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New tech, new approaches, new fads: Our industry is awash with exciting developments, but do we approach them with the curiosity of a magpie or the curiosity of a scientist?

On this week's GoodPractice Podcast, Ross G is joined by Owen and Giorgio to look at curiosity in Learning & Development. We discuss the importance of questions, the love of learning and the fun of failing (quickly!).

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To find out more about Owen's blue crayon, see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/12/first-new-shade-blue-discovered-200-years-turned-crayola-crayon/

You can find out more about Giorgio's 'survivorship bias' at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-we-dont-see-juan-carlos-soto

And Ross' lesson in basic spelling is available at: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/197173/why-is-it-spelled-curiosity-instead-of-curiousity

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About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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