When we move forward step by step.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This post is the fourth in a series of posts about a reflection on our ability to socially evolve. These posts should be read in the order of their publication. For example, starting with the 6th would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
So? Have you found the common thread to all types of education? In my humble opinion, this pattern becomes obvious when observing the education of a baby and then a very young child. A baby has certain instinctive behaviors, but the most important one, in my opinion, is imitation. For a baby without structured language, repeated observation becomes their first form of education. Almost unconsciously, they are able to register movements and impressions in their environment. The repeated sight of their parent gives them a sense of security by combining the continuity of their well-being and possibly avoiding their discomfort combined with the presence of their parent.
Following this stage, the young child will discover, with or without help, that they can, without any danger, manage to stop feeling discomfort by themselves. As unremarkable as it may seem, it represents innovation in its purest form. Being able to discover, in the most basic state of a human being, the ability to solve a problem, often without the help of anyone else. I’m getting chills.
The rest becomes somewhat repetitive, but at an incredible rate, compared to what an average adult is able to process. First of all, for reasons of time allocation, a child has only that to do. It’s silly, isn’t it? The second reason is that an adult’s logical mind (biologically speaking) is more developed and adults have the annoying (and happy) reflex of thinking before absorbing. Scepticism and cognitive biases are present and they slow down our rate of absorption, although an adult “processes” or “thinks of” much more information than a child.
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on August 21, 2020 by Coach Danny