Have you noticed, the things that interest you usually stays in your head longer than things that you find boring? If a child or adult has a negative attitude towards learning, then anything thats presented to him or her for studying would automatically be classified as boring or tedious. However, if learning is presented as something fun, then they are more likely to find something that really interest them because they wont close their mind about the subjects being taught.
I think that it is more a question of motivation and wanting to self improve. There are people who study and learn on their own because they constantly want to expand their databases. If people aren't motivated like this in the first place, than any alternative to learning seems more desirable. Presenting learning in a fun light is like leading a horse to the water when you should be sugaring the water or something like that.
yeah....fun in some limits is really very important in learning....because after all "ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY!"
Your right it is definately true and I have the evidence. My hub let the children play is all about why and how play influences learning. It works the same for adults!
I agree that having fun is very important to learning. I was working as a classroom assistant for the first four months of this year and one of the things I loved about the job was having fun with the children!
Not sure I would call it "having fun" but I know that a teacher that knows how to "entertain" can keep the kids attention. I still fondly remember the teachers who really knew how to have a good time in the classroom, tell jokes to us every now and then, made us laugh, and kept our interest by making the subject exciting. In other words, if you have the credentials you have the job. It doesn't matter that you bore the hell out of everyone you meet.
I agree with you on that one. If it was fun then the child will remember it a lot better. I teach this way in my class with the young preschoolers. They have fun, I have fun, they learn, I teach, and their parents are happy, also learning with them. It's great! I love seeing their smiling faces when they sing or dance and learn something at the same time. Or when they do an art project and learn while doing that project.
well , yeah, the teachers should have fun in the classroom , particularly if it is the last day in the school.
Yup. I saw patients all day and had so much fun and learned more than anyone could imagine!
It's good, but like anything else it can be taken too far (on both sides).
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