MAKING THE MOST OF THE EXPERIENCE
THE SOLE MINDSET
Students are motivated by choice and the interests they share with their friends so that self-organised learning is more sustainable.
All people are born with an innate sense of wonder. Students construct their own understanding of new concepts by relating it to what they already know.
Students have the ability to think critically and can learn astonishingly quickly.
It may take some time for educators to become comfortable with a new technique and for students to adapt to a new way of learning. If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying.
Students learn socially before internalising knowledge. Learning with a group also helps with memory recall and the development of social skills.
Students are capable of understanding more than adults usually give them credit for, especially when they are in a flexible environment where they are encouraged to experiment,
“unlearn” assumptions when necessary and make mistakes.
The most effective educators are great witnesses, supporters, and structure providers, but not answer-suppliers. The Internet helps students answer almost any question and encouragement helps them have the confidence to be resilient and solve problems for themselves.