People learn best when they are in a ready state to learn, when the learning is a memorable, enjoyable and rich experience, and when they use all their senses. For adults, the content must also be meaningful, real and relevant to them as individuals.
Children learn instinctively by doing – trying, making mistakes, trying again, and learning from their mistakes until they get it right. They learn even better when they are in a safe environment and have plenty of encouragement. Parents and teachers can give helpful advice and guidance but the learning is always the responsibility of the child. Adults learn in much the same way. They are responsible for the learning and it happens inside their bran. What is helpful is to provide a safe environment for learning, where there is support and encouragement, and where it’s OK to make mistakes.