At uni, as part of my graduate diploma of education, we’ve been learning about learning: how different people have different approaches, strengths, and ways of thinking. Of course what we’re learning is also a bit more complicated, and though it all seems fairly obvious I think this is largely because the hard earned understanding has made its way from academia into the public knowledge sphere over time.
In any case, studying has certainly made me think more about something’s I hadn’t thought about intently before. Like how we all learn different values during our upbringing that affect how we learn and think about the world. I’m become aware of just how much the human activities & traits I value-music, art, science, creativity-might be influencing the development and interests of my kids.
I like to think my music and story telling is a positive thing, but I hope I’m not steering them in ways they might not otherwise travel.
That said, I’m pretty comfortable saying that this model pteranodon J made by taping a peg on to a piece of cardboard he’d cut to shape is pretty awesome.