Shifting education goals

Help Children Learn: from Conscious Parenting Book Friday 08 June 2012 at 08:17 am

Our Children

How to Help Children Learn

One of the biggest problems of education today is that the ‘factory model’ of teaching: the top-down approach and the rewards-and-punishments ap­proach, limit students’ ability to contribute with their imagination and creativity.

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The system needs a shift in focus: from one that teaches children a curriculum, to the one that inspires lifelong learning. has to shift from conveying knowledge in a static curriculum package to enabling teachers and students to view knowledge as a dynamic entity that is constantly changing.

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Education of the future

Lessons from Finland Friday 01 June 2012 at 9:14 pm

Our Children

Education of the future

Kahlil Gibran on children quote, article Education of the future from Conscious Parenting Book by Nataša Pantović Nuit
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”  (Kahlil Gibran, On Children)

We cannot aim to prepare our for the careers of the future. We live in such a dynamic world that what was a norm 10 years ago, almost certainly will not be reality in 10 years’ time.

The of the future is much more challenging, shifting further away from ‘spelling and formulas’ towards the development of cognitive thinking where children are given tools to develop their own world, when their time comes.

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Arts make students smart

Excerpt from Conscious Parenting Book about Kids Creativity Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 8:08 pm

Conscious Parenting

Kids and Creativity

Nurturing Creativity within our Kids

Creativity and divine inspiration quote from Mindful Being towards Mindful Living Course by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Arts, sport, music and drama are often viewed as fun extra-curricular activities for but are given less importance compared with core subjects such as English, science, or mathematics.

Nevertheless, numerous studies prove that practising art, music and sport from an early age improves brain activity, self-confidence, creativity, and gives students an overall sense of well-being.

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