Slow Learning by Wendy Priesnitz via @NaturalLifeMag
“Slow learning,” on the other hand, involves exploring the world at one’s own speed, enjoying, questioning, and understanding the experiences encountered as well as the ones created. It’s not oriented towards quick results or competition with others. Rather, it involves knowing how to create hypotheses and to test them, and it promotes inquiry and dialogue. It provides time for experimenting, making what are traditionally called “mistakes,” backtracking, and experimenting some more. It also allows time for what, in a fast learning environment, is called “day dreaming” or, worse, “wasting time.” It crosses genres and disciplines, rather than separating knowledge up into disconnected subject areas. It’s grounded in the interests, needs, and learning style of each individual. And it doesn’t turn off at three o’clock in the afternoon, at the end of June, or at ages eighteen, t...