There are three broad stages in human learning.
Humans, unlike almost all other creatures, are slow in developing the capacity to learn appropriate to their environs. Most creatures come into life pre-wired with almost all they need to survive and thrive — humans have a greater need, and a greater capacity to learn, but they are not completely pre-wired — they need to learn how to learn.
The first stage is so elementary that it was not even identified until the last half-century. It is called “patterning”. It occurs when babies first start to explore their environment by crawling and otherwise controlling their bodies in exploring the outside world. This “motor learning” seems so natural, that it is commonly not considered “learning”, but for whatever reason, some children miss developing important aspects of this development, so they Continue reading “IPP in the Panoply of Learning”