This week in CEP 812, our final reflective assignment required us to think critically about ideas expressed by Thomas L. Friedman in his article It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q regarding Passion Quotient and Curiosity Quotient. In the ever-changing world of technology, it takes more than intelligence to be successful, competitive, and to make an impact on society, according to Friendman. I happen to agree with his logic; passion and curiosity go a long way, but I don’t necessarily think intelligence is an obsolete requirement and one cannot be successful with intelligence along. I do, however, believe that passion and curiosity fuel learning, which builds intelligence even more.
I incorporate passion and curiosity everyday in my classroom as an educator and do my best to instill passion and curiosity for technology in my students. Take a look at my “Your Three Words” video, a spin off from a popular bit from Good Morning America, to see how I implement PQ and CQ with technology in my classroom!
Friedman, T. L. (2013, January 29). It’s p.q. and c.q. as much as i.q. The new york times. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html