Curiosity is the flame that ignites the desire for knowledge, the catalyst that propels us to question, explore, and discover. It is an inherent quality that drives us to make sense of the world around us, to seek answers, and to constantly learn and grow. That is precisely why we embrace “curiosity” as one of our three core values, alongside confidence and kindness.
“I am neither clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” – Albert Einstein
This quotation encapsulates the essence of curiosity, emphasising that intellectual achievement and growth stem from a deep sense of curiosity rather than innate talent alone. In today’s world, remaining curious and being prepared to always ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ ensures a path to success in constantly changing times. Curiosity makes our pupils see opportunities rather than limitations to action.
An environment to stimulate the curious
At Brighton College Vietnam, we believe in creating an environment that nurtures curiosity and promotes active engagement in learning. From its 18 university standard science laboratories, a design and engineering hub, 500 seat theatre and two exceptional libraries, our environment and school buildings are designed to stimulate and sustain curiosity. Great architecture and cutting-edge design provide the perfect backdrop for the enquiring young person.
Our approach to education at Brighton College Vietnam is rooted in enquiry-based learning. We encourage pupils to ask questions, think critically, and develop a deep understanding of the subjects they study. Through hands-on experiences, project-based learning, and problem-solving activities, pupils actively engage with their learning and apply their knowledge to real-world situations. This approach not only fosters curiosity but also equips pupils with essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communication.
Teachers for the curious
At the heart of our commitment to nurturing curiosity are our dedicated teachers. Our teachers respectfully listen and ask questions rather than only giving answers. They challenge our pupils to think more deeply and go beyond the obvious. They seek to guide not to direct. By creating a supportive and stimulating classroom environment, educators at Brighton College Vietnam inspire pupils to explore their interests, challenge assumptions, and pursue their passions.
Parental support and engagement
We recognise that parents are the primary educators of their children, and therefore play a crucial role in nurturing curiosity. At Brighton College Vietnam, we foster a strong partnership with parents, inviting them to be active participants in their child’s educational journey. We organise regular parent-teacher conferences, workshops, and events to facilitate open communication and collaboration.
Being curious beyond the classroom
Beyond the traditional curriculum, our pupils are encouraged to discover new worlds through an almost limitless range of co-curricular opportunities. From science clubs and debate societies to art workshops and cultural exchanges, these activities provide pupils with avenues to explore their passions, discover new interests, and develop skills beyond the confines of the classroom.
Be the best version of yourself
Curiosity is not just about acquiring knowledge; it is a mindset that prepares pupils for lifelong learning and personal growth. We want our learners to be the best versions of themselves. By encouraging curiosity, we allow them to discover what they can excel in, and this allows them to thrive and to develop both as learners and as human beings.
Curiosity is one of our core values, but it is more a way of being. It is central to our educational vision: creating life longer learners who will always ask why. Our pupils’ questions and their curiosity should have the power to change not just their own lives but the world around them.