Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The things that go unnoticed

I often blog about the things that are evidently educational and could be used to demonstrate socially valued learning, but what goes on behind the scenes? There must be lots and lots of things that the kids learn that I'm completely unaware of. Here are a few that I hadn't considered.

  • fire lighting
  • social skills
  • vocabulary
  • physics (without the mathematical equations)
  • dexterity
  • self appreciation / esteem
  • music appreciation
  • interpersonal skills
And surely plenty more. It's easy to measure learning in areas such as literacy, numeracy, science, history ... and all the other areas that are taught in schools, but not so easy to quantify the rest until we are faced by adults that have learnt to be human by simply living!

I love natural learning *happy sigh*

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