Evidence That It Works
Research suggests that humble children spend more time noticing and reflecting on errors made, which can help them understand the areas where they need to grow.
Why Does It Matter?
Intellectually humble individuals are not afraid to acknowledge when they do not know something. Instead, they ask questions when they do not understand. Further, intellectual humility is related to a greater willingness to hear others’ perspectives on a topic.
Intellectual humility allows students to engage more deeply with material and with each other. Instead of trying to pretend they know everything or refusing to listen to each others’ perspectives, students with intellectual humility help create a safe space for learning and to challenging alternative perspectives in a respectful manner.