Learning is a life long process.
The journey of the invention of fire to electric blub, from an individual human lifestyle to a social lifestyle, from curiosity to spirituality and so on, the common learning process is the same in most of them.
It starts with observation of a problem, pattern, data, information, quality, visualization, feelings, and more.
As an example, we started learning bicycle by observing it first.
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Curiosity led Einstein to the Theory of Relativity. Without curiosity, Isaac Newton would not have discovered the Laws of Physics, and Alexander Fleming probably wouldn’t have discovered Penicillin.
When we observe something unusual, different, changed, and something as that or inspired somehow to know, it ignites our curiosity and we start asking various questions to know more about it. That how the journey is begun.
Example: When we observed someone riding a bicycle we also want to try that. So many questions are coming in our mind like how does it work? , How can I learn it? , How it's parts are working? and so on.
Cultivate your curiosity
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” — Walt Disney
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All Knowledge Starts With Curiosity. Curiosity has been a major factor behind many scientific and technological discoveries and the advancement of human development.
It is said, “Knowledge is Power”.
Damien Balderrama challenges the age-old notion that “knowledge is power.” Instead, knowledge is merely potential power and needs to be plugged into action in order to power our lives.
Knowledge is like the glue that sticks information as well as learning together. When we have prior knowledge about a topic, we understand it better. It plays an important role in students' life, especially in school. If they don't have related knowledge, they face difficulties in understanding the text.
Knowledge sharpens our skills like reasoning and problem-solving. A strong base of knowledge helps brains function more smoothly and effectively. We become smarter with the power of knowledge and solve problems more easily. Everyday Life- Knowledge is important and useful in day to day events.
Example: Once curiosity ignites, we need to know and learn about the part of cycles and how they work (not in deep, just for operating it) like brakes, seat, handle, tires and all. However, knowing the working principles and theory will not enough to ride the bicycle. We need to experience it.
Experiential learning is known as (EXL) is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Hands-on learning can be a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product.
Experiential Learning can be defined as one that:
Combines direct experience with focused reflection.
Builds on past knowledge and experiences.
Requires active involvement in meaning construction.
Encourages collaboration and exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Can be course focused or in-class, community-focused, or work-focused.
Piaget's theory argues that we have to conquer 4 stages of cognitive development:
1. Sensori-Motor Stage
2. Pre-Operational Stage
3. Concrete Operational Stage
4. Formal Operational Stage Only once we have gone through all the stages, at what age can vary, we are able to reach full human intelligence.
Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory presents a cycle of four elements
By continuing to accept and face many challenges and obstacles, you will become the master of a particular skill. Which gives you the freedom to use that skill confidently.
Freedom embodies more of an understanding of fundamental principles embodied within the knowledge that is essentially the basis for the knowledge being what it is. Freedom is essentially systemic.
Ex: It rains because it rains. And this encompasses an understanding of all the interactions that happen between raining, evaporation, air currents, temperature gradients, changes, and raining.
This distinction may help when discussing the need for knowledge in times of Google and Wikipedia. What you can find online are data and information, but it’s not knowledge or wisdom. No, not even those different inspiring quotes are just pieces of information…
5 steps freedom process blueprint is based on the main key points. There are still more small steps in between too. If we miss one of them, it's difficult for one to reach their goal. Understand the importance of each and practice it to become an expert in your interested field.
All the best !!!