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Learning to Learn – How to Learn is More Important than What you Learn


Lifelong learning is nothing but an open mind. Willingness to let information flow. In and out of the mind. Cultivate the habit of learning through questions or experience during the early stages. This goes a long way to strengthen the thinking process. More on learning and the art of learning at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O96fE1E-rf8.

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Asawari Joshi Salwan is an Anthroposophy-inspired Parent Coach. She coaches mothers of young children, helping them feel confident about themselves as parents, and strengthening their bond with one another through one-to-one sessions and group workshops. Her objective is to build a safe, healthy and nurturing community for each child. Through her writing, Asawari wants to help parents connect to their feelings so that they ask the right questions of themselves. She also blogs at http://sowthechange.com/


5 thoughts on “Learning to Learn – How to Learn is More Important than What you Learn

  1. Aparajita Bose

    Excellent post! I shall just add to it one thought. Parents as well as teachers can sow the seed of ‘asking questions’ in the child right when they are very young.
    In the field of academics, teachers can stimulate the young minds through ‘thinking questions’ as Bloom’s taxonomy tells us. The young children would finally know that just knowing is not enough and that learning does happen through asking. Of course, teachers would do good by not answering readily, but by encouraging the kids to reflect and come back with answers later when she could take the opportunity to open a discussion with inputs from the kids. The inquiry-based learning method has many pluses, though the time it takes to arrive at a point after sessions could raise eyebrows.

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    1. Asawari

      I so agree Aparajita! Adopting the Inquiry based learning takes a lot of courage. And the first steps are taken at home. Parents do play a very crucial role as early as a year, as the child starts responding to cues. Thank you for your support!

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