How children learn

Apr 6, 2012 10:36:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

I'd like to share this speech that reminds me of a book I read a while ago about 'How Children Learn', where the book was written by someone who was observing the way kids grow up. Essentially they discussed how children are naturally curious and creative, but what happens is that they are conditioned by society through their parents, school, community to begin to question the very thing that allows easy flow of creativity.

They fear mistakes, believe things that were before possible, now impossible and are educated to think differently than they would have as kids. Think about when you learn another language now, you may get words wrong then you won't try. Whereas kids try and try until they get it right, until they start to fear mistakes, at which point they stop learning as fast and being creative.

Ken Robinson captures this concept really well in this 2006 Ted.com speech titled, 'Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity'.


Vu Long Tran

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Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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