The Extreme Value Of A Childs Imagination-noreply

Effective teaching is not only about kids obtaining information and knowledge, it’s about developing a childs imagination and creativity. Nothing was created without somebody first applying his or her imagination to solving a problem. Einstein was grateful for his gift of creativity more than his cognitive abilities. He said "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Imagination is the basis of all creativity. As an intellectual mechanism, it takes existing information and reintroduces it in many different ways. Very few people have too much imagination, as most are a terrified of it and try to repress it at all costs. While growing, children rebuild situations in their mind with themselves as the focus this is the essence of dreaming. The best dreams are when a person imagines things that never were. "How else could we..?" should be a teacher’s everyday thought pattern. The boring and dry can be made exciting, challenging and far more effective on long term memory. Innovative imagination should be used in all subjects. Here are twelve things to help unlock a child’s imagination and greatly improve the learning process through fun: 1.Thoughts that are outside the norm are the one most effective ingredient for problem solving. 2.Possibilities become continuous when imagination is brought into play. Encourage it at every chance. 3.Do things in different ways, even to writing with the opposite hand just for fun. 4.Expose the child to a large range of reading material, which explores worlds that are vastly different to the one the child lives in. 5.Assist the child to create a different ending to a story, through the use of "What if" questions. 6.Encourage the child to create their own story. 7.Look at the world through the eyes of a child. A young boy who lived on an island off Australia, was travelling across to the mainland with his parents. As they landed he asked, "What’s the name of this island? He had a totally different concept to his parents. 8."How could that be achieved?" is the major key. Dont judge imagination, after all everything is probable, if not always possible. 9.Nothing is what it appears. What appears solid matter to the naked eye is nothing more than a group of atoms. There are billions of galaxies in space, yet we see only a star studded sky. 10.Don’t dominate imagination with reality. Children will often enjoy the box a toy came in rather than the toy. 11.It’s the journey that counts, not just the destination. Always encourage the process not the end product. Questions are more important than answers. 12. Above all else have fun while learning. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand", said Einstein. About the Author: Dr Wendy Stenberg-Tendys and her husband are CEO’s and founders of YouMe Support Foundation, providing high school education grants for children who are without hope. You can help in this really great project by taking a few minutes to check out the Sponsor a Student program at ( It will change the life of some really needy kids in the South Pacific. Feel free to contact Wendy on [email protected] Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – Reference-and-Education – – – – – – – – – – 相关的主题文章:

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