I would like to propose an Educational Paradigm change. At the World-renowned education and creativity export and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin Award, done in 2010, an animated presentation was given titled Changing Educational Paradigms originally done by Robinson that I would like to take a step further (Robinson, 2010).
Although to start down this road we must look back. In Robinson presentation, he points to many factors that have played out so we can learn from our mistakes. Isn’t that what learning is about, making mistakes, seeing what you did wrong, and then doing it right? To begin this road to a new Educational Paradigm let us start from the perspective of Intelligence.
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They need to do things that don’t come easy for them also, say maybe some hands on project? Doing something that is difficult for them gives them a perspective they didn’t have for the non-academic learner. Thus, develops compassion for one another. Our school system as it is set up could meet most of their requirements for academic learners, by placing some additional avenues for learning growth in a varied array of subjects and challenges. However, the non-academic learners fit in many categories let’s not forget they are just as intelligent as academic learners. However, our non-academic learners are busy people learning with their hands, and a questioning mind. They must have action, if they don’t have action they will create it. Often they are not analytical in their approach, it is more like, try this or maybe this, kind of thinking. So as you may see everyone thinks differently and you would never be able to determine what goes through one’s mind to cause them to consider thinking a different way of doing it. Some may see the big picture, but can’t put the details together. Some see details but not the big picture, while others see parts of the details, but can only go so far until they see the big picture, before putting the rest of the details together. Really, how do you test and evaluate this? That is where it is important for us to put aside our thinking that all children the same age, learning the same kinds of things at the same time, theory will educate and create success in all. We need to search out how one is thinking and encourage them to think more deeply. Inspire them to search their talents, opens a door for testing their real learning capabilities, through the test on what they are interested in. Remember, love is a better teacher than duty. If a child performs because they feel loved, and that they are not