Mikhaylov, N. S. (2016). Curiosity and Its Role in Cross-Cultural Knowledge Creation. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 8 (1), 95-108.
Curiosity is the desire to explore something which related to personal characteristics involved imagination, preference for variety and intellectual. Curiosity is important element in cross-cultural knowledge. It is the ability to maintain integrity and dealing with uncertainty. Curiosity can open one’s multiple perspective.
Related to the definition to cross-culture, curiosity is the instrument in increasing global savvy that drives one to focus in creating different types of knowledge. A better understanding of the development of cultural curiosity improves cross-cultural exchange, cultural knowledge and cross-cultural competence development.
This study was grounded in the participants’ experiences and preferences and it endeavored to understand the role of cultural curiosity from the participants’ point of view. The result in doing the research, the participants were more likely to engage in cultural knowledge and cross-cultural knowledge when the environment is interesting. The fun and entertaining atmosphere move them in learning the cultural knowledge and cross-cultural knowledge.