Creative use of teaching-learning materials

Mukunda, Kamal V. (2018) Creative use of teaching-learning materials. Learning Curve (31). pp. 8-10.

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A few hundred thousand years ago, Homo Sapiens walked on African soil, searching for food, shelter, perhaps companionship. Externally, their lives were completely different from ours today—but inside our skulls, our brains are remarkably similar to those of our ancestors. Children on the African savannah did not go to school, but their young brains were perfectly adapted to learn from their environment over a period of several years. Since the time scale of evolutionary change is so slow, the structure and function of children’s brains have not changed over the millennia. Learning from one’s environment is an integral part of childhood, and those of us who teach or design learning environments should keep this in mind. In this essay, I hope to persuade readers that the creative use of teaching-learning materials is a powerful way to align schooling with the way children’s brains are built to learn.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mukunda, Kamal V.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, TLM, Teaching-Learning Materials
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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