In terms of learning, I believe children are a master of the art of learning for a few reasons.
- It seems they don’t see the world as biased-ly as adults do. Looking at the world and phenomena happening at a given moment with flexible and open mind, they seem to allow all the information regarding what they see to enter in them.
- They seem to be able to absorb any information un-intentionally and intentionally. As an adult, when I try to learn something, I need to be intentional, meaning I need to intentionally decide on what I focus my attention on, intentionally break down what I want to learn, and intentionally strategise how to become competent on each small component; thus, I can become competent on the thing. On the other hand, I do not think children go through those processes. They somehow organically start to imitate what they want to learn intentionally in one occasion and un-intentionally in another occasion. Even when they imitate intentionally, they do not go through the analysing processes. They just imitate every single action involved in what they want to learn.
- They seem to know how to tap into the drive that stimulates the desire of learning.
For those reasons, it makes me think that somehow children utilise a different area of the brain when it comes to learning, and they seem to know the secret of learning; thus, a teacher of learning.