My Definition Of Intellectual Development

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Perhaps the best way to begin a train of thought about a topic is to outline what the topic technically is. A definition of intellectual development comes from the field of psychology. It says that intellectual development is best defined as a persons ability to think about and understand the world around them. Experiences they have lay the foundations for all future development (An Introduction to Intellectual Development). As stated in the last part of this definition, all your experiences prepare you for future, that is, if you are willing to learn from your past. As this relates to my philosophy of learning, primary school prepared me for secondary school, which in turn prepared me for a post secondary education at Letourneau, which …show more content…
As you have experiences throughout your life, you must continue to learn from them so you can apply them to the future. In my experience the wisest and most successful people are those who are always teachable, humble, and willing to learn. It is easy to learn when the experiences are intended to be educational. What lets a person develop a well rounded knowledge is their willingness to learn from events that are not specifically intended to be educational. It is a common phrase that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” This goes a long way to say that yours and others’ mistakes are some of the most important learning experiences available. To be capable of lifelong learning it is important that you keep an open mind and remain humble so that you can take away from every experience you …show more content…
While living with your parents and having your school career closely monitored, you can somewhat be forced into semi healthy habits. Once you leave for college you are forced to own your own habits and must prioritize for yourself. Fortunately, I have a healthy disposition for not being able to have things hanging over my head. I have always prioritized time management. I tend to do things immediately after they are assigned to me, which comes from the way my parents have generally done things, and from choosing to do assignments during class so that I could have them done. The challenge is to balance getting things done quickly and getting them done well. I am also able to focus under the right circumstances for decently long amounts of time. This goes hand in hand with healthy sleep habits and a strong memory. I am very thankful for the way I was raised to be responsible and care about my health and

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