Carlos Baonza

Carlos Baonza

Carlos Baonza’s whimsical creativity draws children like the Pied Piper – The Saturday, 21st workshop at the Maxwell School. La creatividad de Carlos Baonza capta la atencion de los niños – El taller del pasado sabado en el Maxwell...

Are labels necessary to achieve Mastery?

When we talk about learning, we are talking about the process of discovery as well as the mastery of what we discover during this process.  All children naturally seek to create a picture of the world in which they live and, with the assistance of the adults in their lives use that picture to predict, explain, and find alternatives which will help them to then create their own designs. The interaction children have with these “expert adults” we call “guided discovery”. It doesn’t matter if the children grow up in a village in rural Mexico or in a metropolis such as Rome, Italy these children will mimic what they see.  One will discover the making of tortillas and speaking Spanish while the other will discover pasta-making and speaking Italian.  They will do this by watching, communicating and practising. They will receive effective feedback from their expert adult until they become proficient.  Do these adults worry about the child’s learning style when they hand them a ball of dough?  Do they trouble themselves to find out which of their “Multiple Intelligences”(Gardiner) they should tap into in order to produce the best results?  Do they question whether they should call in the “right brain” or the “left brain”?  Or, do they focus on whether the child should be taught through their visual, auditory or tactile pathways? No, for the most part the expert adults involved in a child’s early learning intuitively gear their instruction toward the parts of the child’s learning that is not easily becoming mastered.   In the case of guided learning, children are expected to solve the problems...

“La Educación es lo Primero” en el programa, Saludable de Radio Intereconomia.  Lunes a viernes a partir de las...
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