Author name: Vinati Dev

The Power of Why: From Curiosity to Comprehension

Educators across the board agree that curiosity is the common characteristic found in eager, effortful and successful learners! They also agree that this particular trait – spurs growth, mastery and over time, innovation. And that this curiosity-trait is closely linked to ‘intrinsic motivation’. Despite this correlation, researchers are still investigating this complex and multifaceted phenomena-curiosity!

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This ‘Grit’ Thing Matters!

Everyone gets a little nervous when we start to talk about the role of non-cognitive predictors; things like motivation, well-being, attitude, perseverance, resilience, and passion- as playing a role in academic achievement. This nervousness is understandable. Till date it is difficult to standardize, define, measure, track and attribute the role that these ‘soft skills’, ‘personality

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