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Making Conceptual Learning Fun

Girl in Class


If your child has a positive attitude to learning they will increase their likelihood of the following happening:

  • increased comprehension (both verbal and written)

  • wanting to learn independently (homework, school projects, research for pleasure)

  • having a more extensive base knowledge & successfully linking new knowledge to it

  • confidence in learning new things

  • building resilience

  • living in a more interesting world and being happy as a result

  • ability to be understood

  • being interesting to be around

  • leadership potential

  • better class placements (e.g. GATS classes)

And Longer Term it affects:

  • general well being

  • school results

  • tertiary training opportunities

  • job prospects

  • social status

  • income potential

  • acceptance of innovations and change


Your child's attitude to learning as a teenager will largely be determined by how positive learning was for them when they were young.


For example:

  • did they achieve early learning success

  • was new learning pitched within your child's zone of proximal development

  • did the child feel supported while learning (both emotionally and intellectually)

  • did they have the necessary vocabulary to understand new concepts (Go to Language Section)

  • was new mathematical knowledge presented sequentially

  • was learning meaningful for them

  • are they willing to fail (and develop resilience as a result)

  • are they independent learners

Mother reading with her son on the sofa.

'A person who never made a mistake never tried something new.'    Albert Einstein

'I failed my way to success.'    Walt Disney

For some best advice on how to develop engaged learners, go to the following links:

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