Wednesday, October 29, 2014



         Sir Ken Robinson's, how school kills creativity was really interesting, it had me thinking on other levels. He makes multiple points towards the end that make a person agree with him and or give school a second thought. Education was our common day to day thing as Ken put its. He heels that generations educated each generation to come. education was not necessary it wasn't here since the world began and its reasons weren't to better the children or learners but for some other purpose. ken noticed every school focused on the same thing. there are some arts and music and some other arts. one of his points was that what are america's values, and basically that this education will not benefit us in the future. he further focuses on the fact that people values academic achievements rather then creativity. creativity is now meaningless. An education system that makes creativity increase is associated with Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence. this theory gives eight single intelligence solve problems and discover the world. this theory correlates with his talk. the world around us is quickly evolving. we need to open our minds and evolve and think and do more then just the basics.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Are you born all knowing???

    Are children not infants when born? Were you born an adult? Growing up we portray functional childhood. We grow from infants to toddlers and so on. kids do not wake up trying or  attempting to fail at thriving, if so why try? lawyers do not quiet their jobs because they were defeated by one trial, therefore kids are growing and going through things in order to grow. Adults can not wake up one day ready to work if they have no job, they can not wake up in an occupation. only animals wake up doing what they will do all of their lives.  Ivan Pavlov obviously thought we barked, walked on all for and didn't know or learn how to clean ourselves. We do not drool at the thought of food,but we do learn from conditioning. He obviously gained some knowledge from that. Through activity as Piaget states is how a infant, child and even some adults grow. New Born's do not get birthed and then walk their way out of the womb, they do not have full access of all their limbs. Infants crawl, stand up, fall, most of all learn from mistakes made. Immaturity does not equal out to you being a child. Somewhere in life the adult did not learn from their mistakes and is still growing, which does not label them a child, they just require more conditioning. Children are not meant to take everything literally, they grow into that behavior, as Piaget says "the work of play is for kids". Ivan Pavlov's theory on classical conditioning helps an adolescent to grow into a grown up. If a child runs into the street and gets hit by a car obviously they would not run back into the street again in oncoming traffic, even the dog learned if he would be good he could get a bone. John Watson was the man to put the theory to the test with a human child. I guess he saw more into humans then Pavlov, we do more then eat, sleep, poop, and play. A child knows as much as you teach them and they choose to obtain. Learning through stimulus is what Watson was great for, if everyday at the same time you left for work and you came home from work the door made the same sounds, your son or daughter would grow to learn the times of the day you would leave and or return home. they gained awareness from the stimulating noise of the door. With children things are gradually learned, and or conditioned. A child is not born all knowing, are they god? Are you god? Do you know everything? When is the world going to end? questions that need answers. children develop schemes that interconnect what they know to what they just learned and building of it. Children are like building blocks, well at least that is how their development is. The brain is not fully equipped to make grave decisions at one or even five years of age. why put the world in a child's hand? do you want to have nap time at work or a snack when you are doing good? children are just what they are named, children. they are expected to grow from the time of birth till an adult even after becoming an adult. Growing, adapting, and learning things outside of what they already know and or are aware of through experience and trial and error defines a child or what some would call their "syndrome". I agree with some aspects of Piaget's stage theory, and Watson and Pavlov's classical conditioning behaviorism theories. what child at 2, 9 or 12 can graduate college at this very moment? i think non, they still have tons to learn.