Evolving perception of materials

Dewan, Hridaykant (2018) Evolving perception of materials. Learning Curve (31). pp. 3-7.

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Materials can be important for helping children learn. The very young child learns in interaction with and acting on the objects around her. In the beginning, the senses, motor abilities and subsequent causal analysis develops through their observations of the things around and their behaviour in different circumstances. This interaction with materials is spontaneous and directed by the child. The manner of interaction is decided by her and often their explorations do not meet with the approval of the adults. There is a certain obstinacy in their toying around and extending boundaries of the pre-decided purposes, expected behaviour patterns and other such constraints. We have, as adults, played with children in the games they create in their effort to explore materials. Even when we bring in objects for specific purposes and specific motives they find their own purposes and manner of interaction.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Teaching aids
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Learning Curve
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 13:28
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 10:49
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1834
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