‘All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.’
Leonardo da Vinci
‘Chance favours the prepared mind’
‘Originality is nothing but judicious imitation’
For our children we wish a set of perceptions which will allow their knowledge and skills to grow. How do we sharpen perceptions ? By linking information with the patterns in which they might belong, both intellectual patterns, ideas, and sensory mosaics.
How should we prepare their minds ? By seeking to open them to the possibility of new things - and increasng their capacity to make and accept joyful experiences and creative associations.
How should we encourage them to be original and creative ? By teaching them how to discriminate between what is important and useful (perhaps to consider imitating, after their own fashion) and what is destructive or limiting and therefore to avoid.
How did we come to these views ?
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