Teachers, she writes, often tell their students to ‘pay attention’ when they should be doing their best to retain the ability to attend the young innately have. Paying attention was in earlier times a vital evolutionary means of survival. Today we learn to see without really seeing at all. Horowitz is writing about being ‘mindful’ - bringing active attention to our daily lives by noticing new things.
|A learning experience|
|Piaget - expert observer|
Through their experiences the young are constructing their minds.’ Concepts and words’ Horowitz writes are ‘stretched to see if they fit around new things. The newly minted language –user is playing with the applicability of new words…..There is a richness in the child’s analogies that we lose when we learn to be obsessed with “appropriate” word use’.
How to be an explorer book/blog
A book by an inspirational junior teacher
A book about young children as natural born learners
Children as scientists.
Environmental/arts education - upper primary classes.
Something for Autumn