An Interactive Inquiry Of The World Is A Natural Process Of Humanization

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Think back to when your parents asked, “What did you learn at school today?” and you had a response other than, “I don’t know,” or, “nothing.” Young children seem to always have an answer to those questions, and often you don’t even need to ask; they will tell you anyway. Toddlers seem to love asking, “Why?” It is human nature to ask questions and problem solve. Asking questions helps us learn which is part of our human nature. An interactive inquiry of the world is a natural process of humanization (Freire 58). Everything seems to be new and exciting for these younger children because they know so little, making every new finding seem so important and drastic. Early scientists questioned controversial topics and were often treated poorly for doing so, but their findings changed the world. With that in mind, what are we not questioning now that could change the world? We certainly do not know everything. It seems as though in the process of growing older and gaining knowledge through schooling and life experiences, the new things we learn become less and less exciting and life altering. Along with this, our increasing age related to our excitement level towards school seems to have an inverse relationship. The education system focuses primarily on content knowledge that develops cognitive skills. By concentrating the focus of schooling on one area, necessary elements of education are ignored, such as successful learning and management of stress. Various stressors cease the…

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