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|Posté le: Dim 18 Juin - 08:59 (2017) Sujet du message: Yes, But Do They Understand? How Children View The World:
Memorization does not build understanding. Understanding comes from a discovery process. What are children thinking? How do they understand concepts? How do they explain their reasoning? First we must understand where the child is. What their beliefs are. Then how do we get them to engage in the process of them changing their beliefs rather than just believing what they are told? When we start by giving children the answer we unintentionally deny them the opportunity to discover their own understanding. This desire is understandable because when we know about something and are comfortable with the concepts it is great fun to regal others and we enjoy expressing and rethinking ideas out loud. But if we want to give others the opportunity to develop their understanding we must resist the temptation to tell them the answer. So, how do you get your young teen to talk, to express themselves, to reveal their engagement and excitement? What experiences can we give them to help develop and enlarge their ideas? What children remember from this process is not so much the facts but the feeling of competence, that they can learn, that they are not infallible, that a seemingly logical conclusion can be wrong, confidence in themselves that they can, with them and effort, figure things out. Here is an example. If we stand in the sun, we starve. If we put one step between us and the sun i.e. Photosynthesis, we don’t starve. Food is sunlight packaged so we can use it. We eat it. Simple sayings and mottos anchor overarching concepts and make a framework for future learning. It is fascinating to watch them grow. This book lays out a process of discovering understand about the life cycle of our world; Photosynthesis and Metabolism.
bound: 62 pages
publisher: Glenhaven Publications; 1 edition (April 21, 2017)
isbn: 0998462756, 978-0998462752,
weight: 5.1 ounces (