An Introduction to the Young Person’s View of Learning
The unknown attracts the youngster from his very first learning attempts whether he is walking, talking, learning the alphabet, or endeavoring to understand literature and the sciences. Exploring his world in bits and pieces, he is much like the scholar who seeks knowledge on a larger scale and in a more organized fashion. Whatever is not immediately comprehensible to the child and the scholar holds compelling fascination. For the scholar, repeated attempts to explore the unknown result in increasingly comprehensive versions of what is true and real. Children, too, must learn to replace earlier, immature “theories” with more accurate thought constructions, accounting for additional, sometimes unexpected reality features.
KeywordsYoung People Young Person Knowledge Acquisition Personal Meaning Structural Imperative
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