Recently I've read more about the importance of valuing and encouraging curiosity in the same way that creativity and innovation are valued. Because of this reading, I've added the "Be Curious" assignment to the list of homework suggestions.
"I realized something: creative thoughts didn't have to follow a straight narrative line. You could pursue your interests, your passions, you could chase any quirky idea that came from some odd corner of your experience or your brain. Here was a world where good ideas had real value- and no one cared whether the idea was connected to yesterday's idea or whether it was related to the previous ten minutes of conversation. If it was an interesting idea, no one cared where it came from at all." - There Is No Cure for Curiosity by B. Grazer , pg 19
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." -Albert Einstein