Learning as Experience

What does learning look like? Learning is messy, slightly muddy and damp—this twenty-first century classroom is filled with gray sky, running streams, tiny creatures, green leaves and tall trees—lots of questions, critical and creative thinking also included.

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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” -Maria Montessori

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3 Comments on “Learning as Experience”

  1. September 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on disconnectedlandscapes.

  2. September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Beautiful. Have you read Rachel Carson’s Sense of Wonder? I just found it recently, and your post reminded me of it. (My child’s life, too, is luckily full of muddy and green.)

    • September 26, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      I haven’t! I will have to check it out. With “sense” and “wonder” in the title, it must be good. Yes, muddy and green, that sounds like a recipe for childhood.

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