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  • the idea of the whole child pays respect to the fact that there are many aspects of human potential that grades can't measure.

  • Besides curiosity and intelligence, Children may want to develop creativity, passion, resilience, intuition, confidence, generosity, mindfulness humor and many, many other important traits.

  • Edith Ackerman's theory of the Whole Child development identifies four natural urges that drive our growth throughout childhood into adult life.

  • Being me, us, the world and human creations.

  • Each of these four urges can be divided into two sub categories.

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  • Understand them better.

  • Let's look at the theory from the perspective of a young girl.

  • Being me is about learning to use my body and exploring my mind.

  • Tha bility to control my body allows me to discover the world, and as a result, I could get to know where I'm at and who I am.

  • By using my body, I put my five senses toe work.

  • This is how I learned to walk, speak, listen and develop healthy habits.

  • Soon I might impress older folks with my clear speech, good posture and other physical capabilities.

  • Knowing myself helps me to develop a voice in my home and find my place in this world.

  • It allows me to learn what I like, what I don't like and what potential is still inside of me.

  • By knowing who I am, I can understand my own subjectivity and form an identity.

  • I am proud off us is about how I relate to friends, family and strangers and my understanding of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

  • Let me begin with relating to others.

  • As a child, I seek the love, attention and respect from my parents.

  • But I also have a fundamental natural urge to have social interactions with others.

  • That means I need to learn to share and care so I could belong one day.

  • I want to become a respected member of a group while keeping my own identity.

  • Understanding others is another thing.

  • I want to learn about my friends and their emotions.

  • Intentions, Ways of thinking and behaviors interest me.

  • I want to learn to move away from my own limited point of view and integrate other people's perspective to develop more complex understanding of morality and social problems.

  • Yeah, making sense of the world means figuring out how things work.

  • That's why we play through exploration.

  • I quench my thirst for seeking logic and discover this universe.

  • Adults call it exploring and investigating.

  • We call it play.

  • That's how we learn.

  • Sometimes it gets messy, but by playing I realize that some things change while others don't.

  • In other words, I learn how things work.

  • Later, I could become a real scientist who plays with big ideas and theories and explains the workings of this world to you.

  • I am seeking logic all the time, as Children don't just want to discover how things work.

  • We also look for consistency where there is little to make sense of this world.

  • We filter, interpret and reconstruct what we experience into mental models.

  • I think adults call them schema.

  • This urge for order helps me to reorganize.

  • What I learn in for rules and apply fundamental laws in real life human creations is about me being able to imagine alternatives in my head.

  • If I can image something new, I am able to go and actually created.

  • Imagine ating is one of humans.

  • Greatest achievements without imagination.

  • All innovation would happen by chance.

  • That's why I need fantasy in a lot of free time to play.

  • Pretend this way I will learn to think out of the box through creations.

  • I can express my thoughts and bring my imagination toe life.

  • And there are hundreds of ways to do so.

  • I can create atmosphere with my voice ideas with my head and pictures that I paint with my hand.

  • If I am given the space, I can create cozy rooms beneath the kitchen table or one day when I'm older.

  • Design an entire house.

  • Edith Ackerman was born in Switzerland in 1946.

  • After graduating, she became a protege of Jean Pierre Jai at M.

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  • Media Lab, where she spent most of her career.

  • She was exploring the interactions between play learning and design.

  • Whole Child Development, also known as holistic education, seeks to engage Children in the whole of there.

  • Being and potential.

  • It assumes that each child arrives at this world with their own set of talents and interests that are, to some degree completely independent from the child's upbringing.

  • Some refer to this whole as the mind, body and soul.

  • The Swiss educator Pest Alozie referred to it as the hand, the heart and the head, and further, still many others try to sum up a child in 48 skills, social, emotional and so forth.

  • But does any such division actually pay respect to the whole?

  • Does it capture a sense of humor and appreciation of the arts or the ability to be mindful?

  • For this reason, the work of Ackerman offers a more wholesome perspective.

  • What are your thoughts?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/30
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