Are children learning? Ask yourself these questions.

There are different ways that children learn. And yes, different children learn best in different ways. No matter what we have made of our institutions of education – the straitjackets are not working.

We do need education but we do not need “another brick in the wall”. Ken Robinson pointed out the same – as did Howard Gardner. Czikszentmihalyi spoke about “flow” and how central that is for human life.

Are we listening? So how do we get children to experience that when they are young?

And how do we bring “the element” and the “flow” into our children’s lives as they face a wobbly present and an uncertain future?

And how do we bring “the element” and the “flow” into our children’s lives as they face a wobbly present and an uncertain future? How can we get children to enjoy learning and to enjoy the process of learning? Whether it is through games, stories, puzzles, drama, art, music or experiments?

Can we do it? Can we create a space for children where they find or discover their metier as they engage with learning and exploring their creativity?

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