Direct learning

CIMG5608The experience of direct learning

Question: How do four year olds learn?

Answer: In any way they can!

Everything at that age is new. All learning experiences are direct – audible, tangible, visible. Children learn by tasting and smelling. The engagement with the immediate environment is direct, and learning is by total immersion. Andy Homden argues that this kind of Direct Learning should play a much bigger role as children progress through primary into secondary.

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