The Impact of Technology on Children’s Curiosity
Curiosity in a child can be defined as the combination of a complex thought and the desire to know more about anything and everything unknown. Hence, today, when children are made to learn through technological education, colourful and pictorial content makes them understand more, which, in turn, leads to an increase in their curiosity level.
Studies reveal that when a child is curious, there is a sharp rise in his desired level of knowledge with just a small rise in knowledge, increasing the gap between his desired and his actual level of knowledge. This proves that even a little learning in every child will neurologically increase his desire for knowledge and learning, in leaps and bounds. All thanks to technology, for opening an umpteen number of potential social pages for children to satisfy their curiosity.
According to studies, curiosity can be sensory, knowledge-based or visual stimuli; while the first desires for discovering more, the second points at sensory deprivation, and the third deals with the child wanting to see more of something. Curiosity, when combined with technological education in students, works like a revolutionary tool, raising the bar of their appetite to learn more.
Moreover, with technological education becoming common around the world, children are becoming more and more aware of their surroundings. A student can reach out to the world in just a click from any corner, and so their desire to grab more information about the outside world increases tremendously.
Digitisation of education surely has resulted in engaging a high number of children across the world in studying as compared to the primitive or the usual ways. In fact, the flashing and streaming of digital content in front of numerous eye balls has undoubtedly increased the learning and grasping power of students.
Another important factor that closely associates technology with curiosity is that digital content might catch the interest of even the most disinterested child. The child might not be interested in learning, but will surely be curious to know what’s flashing in front of him.
Technology has made education more accessible, thereby making it possible to feed and satisfy curiosity with knowledge. Technology has made educational content graphic-oriented, making study fun and taking pressure off it. It means that apart from study-related content, students can feed their curiosity by reading and browsing through the huge educational data available via digitisation to increase their knowledge.
One should not forget the famous phrase “Curiosity is the mother of all inventions”. With our current young but future generation becoming curious with nearly everything in their lives, we can rest assured that the world tomorrow will unquestionably be a highly advanced and a better place to live.