Comparative Study of Curiosity among Sighted and Visually Impaired Students

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Buvana R.


Purpose: Curiosity is the basis of learning anything new.  Children possess heightened curiosity than adults. Several studies have explored the relationship between curiosity and motivation. This trait is also found to enhance learning in children. Does this trait have similar significance in visually impaired children as sighted children? This study aims to understand the difference between the two groups with the standardized Curiosity and Explorative Inventory (CEI-II.). Most of the learning is by observing and seeing. In the absence of this in visual impairment, the ability to become curious becomes limited. Embracing new ideas and learning them can provide insight to their open-mindedness. The explorative nature of curiosity renders in personal growth and personality development. This study opens up areas like motivation, personal growth, and approach to learning new things to be explored as potential areas for future researchers.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This comparative study would be based on an equal number of participants of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standard groups of children who are sighted and visually impaired.

Findings/Result: This study aims to determine the difference and relationship between curiosity levels of sighted and visually impaired school students.

Originality/Value: Curiosity trait among visually impaired children compared to those of sighted children in an Indian context is being explored in this study.

Paper Type: Comparative analysis based paper.


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Buvana R. (2022). Comparative Study of Curiosity among Sighted and Visually Impaired Students. International Journal of Management, Technology and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 7(2), 647–659.