IS INTELLIGENCE, OR THE ABILITY TO GRASP CONCEPTS EASILY, A MATTER OF ‘LUCK OF OUR GENES’, OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN INFLUENCE THROUGH MULTIPLE MEANS?
Have you ever wondered how your kids learn? Did you know, the principles of learning can be placed in basic units? Here are some key points to understanding how to access our children’s innate learning capacity:
to maintain focus and mediate boredom will compromise this principle.
emotion processing disorders, this principle may be compromised. This can be overcome by giving a subject meaning - something the child can relate to.
seen or learned about a subject sets the precedent. This is especially relevant nervous system health problems often relate here.
The most recent prominent impression will often dominate in the process of learning. If you ask a child what they learned today, you may have a very big insight into how they learn by their answer!
Some children learn through intensity (ie. through the information being engaging and exciting and factual) while others learn through passive own connection with it). Discipline runs along the same lines!
Freedom to learn or learning what you have interest in or a passion for is perhaps the greatest principle to embrace. Incorporating points of interest into other subjects increases the learning experience.
Requirement is a great tool where the student can perceive an actual purpose to the process of learning eg. obtaining a driver’s licence.
process of using visual, olfactory or aural stimulus to trigger memory response. The human gut is perhaps the most understated tool for learning. What we capacity to concentrate, process and assimilate information. Mood is similarly solely responsible for what can be termed neurotransmitter and processing mediators and antagonists ie. foods that increase or decrease our capacity have varying degrees of impact on our passage of learning. Incorporating
Words: John Burchell ND