Curiosity is very important for humans in the stage of learning development. Especially for a student, so they have the drive or motivation to receive and learn information, as well as new knowledge. There are several ways to keep students’ curiosity going, namely,
- Provide a variety of learning in the form of surprises
Teachers can insert short and fun games that can involve students in the class. In addition to fostering student interest and enthusiasm in participating in learning activities, teachers can also encourage students to cultivate curiosity. The games chosen are also focused with the aim of exploring students’ abilities and curiosity. For example, hunting for treasure, inviting special teaching guests on one occasion, it could also be for example by playing a wolf against the citizens (warewolf or mafia).
- Planning Activities Outside the Class (Outclass or Traveling)
Teachers can carry out activities outside the classroom (closest to the school). Students can be invited to study in the environment around the school. You can also plan activities such as sightseeing in open places such as zoos, museums and other public places. This method can be discussed further with parents, class teachers or other subjects, as well as with the school, if the activity is carried out in a place that takes a long time, costs money, and so on.
- Doing Joint Practice Activities
Carry out practical activities according to the material that has been taught. Students can be directed to think of ways together with classmates in groups. This practical activity can be done in various ways. For example making crafts, cooking together, doing simple experiments and others.
- Making up Stories
The teacher can present a story to the students. It can be in the form of fiction, non-fiction, news that is currently happening (viral) or discussions with more scientific topics. After completing the story, the teacher can provoke students to write or make up stories based on their imagination and the information or insights they know so far. Students can design or conceptualize the story they are thinking about, then retell it directly or in simple written form.
- Creating a Democratic Learning Setting
Teachers can provide opportunities for students to be brave and willing to ask questions. Teachers can also provoke students by creating an atmosphere that encourages students to want to know more. Any opinions, views, or questions submitted must be respected and responded to properly. Likewise, students are also accustomed to respecting what is conveyed by their friends.