Values – Learners & Learning

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.



About earlleonardmusicforkids

Earl Leonard is a talented musician with an honest rocking style. Kids love his enthusiam and sense of fun. Performances for early primary and pre-school aged children are structured to leave room for participation; including changing well known song lyrics with the help of the kids. Songwriting workshops for grades 3 and up open a world of creativity; exploring language rhythm and rhyme. through all the fun and games children learn about words and music.
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3 Responses to Values – Learners & Learning

  1. roylcoblog says:

    I think by helping your kids instill a love for something, you inspire them to seek out ways of acquiring more of their interests. If you see that they are investing their interests somewhere else, you change your teaching/parenting style to reflect acceptance and fortification of those interests. You are giving your children a good start even just by grounding their education in the arts. It is so important for them to learn ways of expressing themselves and you’re on the right track with it! 🙂

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