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Yet, in most organized situations, adults took over and controlled what, where, and how each learner learned. Think about your own experiences when you were young and you felt like you could play and choose how you would learn? Then think about the times when you were told how to play or learn.
How did you feel in each of these situations?Each of us has our own experiences growing up, different relationships, and how we learned. Each of us comes from small or large families with different backgrounds, neighborhoods, and friends. Because of these experiences, we are different than others. We are unique. Our learning experiences are personal to us. We are born inquisitive, curious, and creative. The power of us is our diversity. Each of us learns in different ways and may choose a different way to learn.
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Sir Ken Robinson explains much of this in a recent RSA video why education must change from the ground up. It is about teaching and learning not delivering curriculum. It is about values, culture, and each learner being unique.
So we go back to why learning is personal and needs to focus on each learner and how they learn best. Learning becomes a big part of us if we can make it personal. If we want learning to be personal we need to call Learners NOT Students!