Key Principals of Intuitive Learning

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  • All learners are teachers – all teachers are learners.
  • All true processes of teaching are processes of learning.
  • All learners are powerfully gifted in one realm or another.
  • All learners have strengths and weaknesses – learn to leverage strengths.
  • All learning is self-motivated.
  • When a teacher teaches, she needs to “learn” the student.
  • To learn is to activate (vitalize) your intuitional giftedness.
  • School should be a place to manifest your giftedness and show what you know.
  • Demonstrations, displays and performances of learning drive discipline – discipline drives learning.
  • Success in life is marketing your inherent giftedness.
  • Education should be an opportunity to demonstrate your gifts of creativity.
  • Listening is the most fundamental learning tool and the learner must learn to incline their ear to not only hear but also listen.
  • Thinking, feeling and willing give rise to the learning tools of visualizing, vocalizing, and vitalizing.  The 3 V’s.
  • True human interest drives learning.  Interest in another is the beginning of compassion and love.
  • Philosophy and Psychology of Intuitive Learning:  A child is a being of body, soul and spirit.  Each component activates is counterpart in the psychological makeup of the learner (body) willing, (soul) feeling and (spirit) thinking.
  • Thinking is the cognitive domain of educators (Bloom’s Taxonomy), feeling is the affective domain (Kohlberg), and willing is the psychomotoric domain, or the realm of authentic experiential learning.
  • Direction of Learning:  All learning proceeds from the realm of willing (doing-experiencing) to the realm of feeling (affective) and then finally to thinking (cognitive).
  • We must not separate teaching and learning – they are one process.
  • Don’t teach – learn – then the students will model your learning patterns.
  • Teachers tend to assess to check their teaching effectiveness.  Learners show the knowledge they have learned by demonstrations, displays and performances.  Tests measure teaching effectiveness not learning.
  • Children go through phases of development that are sequential but not necessarily chronological.
  • Learn to observe the student until they become your activation of learning.
  • Use every tool available to activate learning.
  • Cognitive knowledge without activation of the will is deadly boring.
  • High stakes cognitive testing dumbs down learning – creating new knowledge activates all parts of the learner.
  • Learning is capacity (faculty) building not memorizing.
  • Experiential learning invites inner questions that lead to vocations (callings).

 Characteristics of an Intuitive Learner? 

  • Open to the world and others and filled with wonder and awe for everyone and every natural process.
  • Filled with true human interest for every person they meet.
  • Convinced that every person they encounter has something significant to teach them.
  • Convinced that every person is a key player in his or her growth and development.
  • Possess a strong talent for listening to the heart of anyone speaking, not just the words.
  • Maintains a firm belief that all people are good at heart.
  • Takes in new knowledge everyday.
  • Is an apprentice to all other learners.
  • Sorts through incoming knowledge to distill the wisdom found therein.
  • Loves to facilitate and help others learn.
  • Never places anyone below them.
  • Firmly believes that the potential of every person will come to fruition.
  • Refrains from jumping to conclusions.
  • Wants to hear all versions of a story before a judgment is reached.
  • Looks everywhere to find new knowledge or a new perspective.
  • Their face “lights up” when excited about learning.
  • Finds learning to be seemingly effortless.
  • Makes the most of every educable moment.
  • Loves to read and find new pieces to the puzzle of life.
  • Collaborates with others and shares research and knowledge.
  • Wishes to share the insight and inspiration of learning with others.
  • Seeks new learning experiences to enhance their perspective.
  • Possesses a strong desire to grow and develop throughout life.
  • Does not limit the power and effectiveness of learning.
  • Seeks and finds new way of transferring or applying the knowledge gained.
  • Synthesizes diverse opinions into a comprehensive whole.
  • Has taken their self-development into their own hands.

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