"Wisdom of the Elders - The Magic Ways of Learning"
by Keith V. King
* I suggest some of the magic of learning lies in the learner's interest in the outcome or in the process.
* I suggest some of the magic lies in the location in which the learning takes place.
* If, in the eyes of the learner, the situation is real, I suggest that there is some magic in it.
* I suggest some of the magic depends upon the learner's ownership in the situation.
* There is some magic when the learner feels some responsibility and has some input in the outcome.
* A major part of the magic of learning is dependent upon the opportunity and the skill of reflective thinking which is done before, during and after the experience.
* There is magic present if the consequences of the learner's actions are immediate, true and a direct result of the learner's decisions.
* The adventure of it all, the unknown outcome, the risk, creates a lot of the magic.
* There must be a feeling of trust on the part of the learner in order for the magic to be present.
* The chance of success is a critical factor in the magic.
* The excitement, along with the adventure, along with the newness of the challenge makes the magic work.
* There is a great deal of magic created by the satisfaction there will be unconditional support for the learners and their screwy ideas and goofs, oops, mistakes, no matter what.
* I wonder if you, the reader, have realized the verb 'to teach' or
the noun 'teacher' and the word 'experiential' have not been used once?