I believe it is important to lead with the why or emotional reasoning to hook in the audience in embracing change. This alone will not be enough without the facts to back up the emotions. It is the combination of both the emotions and facts that can promote major change. In the video The heart of Change, John Kotter says you cannot bring about change without winning over the hearts and minds of people. I think of every time I make a big purchase, like a car. If I go directly to a car lot, a car salesman may be able to tug at my heart strings at this amazing car, especially after a nice drive. But that alone will not convince me to buy a car if it doubles what my budget is, or extremely unsafe. The combination of the two is what leads us to drive positive change. If someone makes a big purchase recklessly without aligning their needs to the purchase, they will have regret and eventually return the purchase. I believe this is how all change through emotions occurs. It will get a group motivated, but not completely committed until there is support for reasoning.
I believe in preparing learners to have curiosity the culture in the classroom is the most critical component. Students naturally have curiosity but the school system can teach them to stifle their curious spirit. As educators, we must allow for students to feel safe to ask questions and search for answers. We need to understand that it is ok to allow students to be driven by questions not by the curriculum. Some of the most valuable lessons are when curiosity takes over.