CEP 812: Passion Quotient (P.Q.) and Curiosity Quotient (C.Q.)

In the last week of CEP 812 we were asked to reflect on an article published in the New York Times by Thomas L. Friedman that discussed the importance of passion and curiosity within both the students and teacher in the classroom. Friedman (2013) states that, “The winners won’t just be those with more I.Q. It will also be those with more P.Q. (passion quotient) and C.Q. (curiosity quotient) to leverage all the new digital tools to not just find a job, but to invent one or reinvent one, and to not just learn but to relearn for a lifetime.” In order to be successful in today’s society one must be tech savvy, explorative, creative and most of all innovative.

As a teacher I have always felt that I needed to posses passion and creativity in my teaching. However, after completing three CEP courses, I now understand that I need to instill these two beliefs in both my students and colleagues. Passion and curiosity are traits that will assist students to become collaborative, reflective, innovative, problem solving and critically thinking students. Forget about drill and practice, embrace technology, pedagogy, content, and knowledge (TPACK).

Watch my interpretation of of how P.Q. and C.Q. should be incorporated for both students and teachers using PowToon.

(The best view is full screen.)

After 8 months of studying technology and fun, I have finally completed my Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State Unviersity. My next step is to complete my Masters in Educational Technology, but I am proud of how far I have made it and how much I have learned. Stay tuned for more!


Friedman, T. (2013, January 29). It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as much as I.Q. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html

Mishra, Dr. Punya. (2012, March 26). Punya Mishra – Keynote Speaker @ 21st Century Learning Conference – Hong Kong 2012 (Video File). Retrieved From https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=698&v=9bwXYa91fvQ

References for Photos in PowToon:

Dinda, J. (2007, April 3). Sparty. Retrieved August 19, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparty#/media/File:Sparty.jpg

Friedman, T. (2013, January 29). It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q. Retrieved August 19, 2015, from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html?_r=0

Fryer, W. (2014, January 16). Students record a Radio Show with AudioBoo. Retrieved August 19, 2015, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/12079947126/

Kumar, P. (2008, June 3). Happy child with painted hands. Retrieved August 19, 2015, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/75362274@N05/7648249140

Llennon. (2012, March 2). Used with reference to TPACK. Retrieved August 19, 2015, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tpack.jpg

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