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Change,  Change Management,  Leadership,  Learning

NLP in Education: Starting Point for an Educational Change

We have tools, still quite unknown, that may be the starting point for an educational change, so today I want to talk about an emerging methodology in our educational system: Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP in Education.

Education needs a transformation and an update that improves the quality of the teaching-learning process and enhances the motivation of the students, this can turn the Educational Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) into one of the fundamental tools to generate a change in the classroom, promoting a change in student behavior.

Neurolinguistic Programming was created with the intention of improving teacher-student communication channels, its main objective is to teach how to improve communication processes in order to achieve successful results in the learning process and abandon models based on an ambiguous methodology that, in many cases, it has only managed to generate frustration or fear among the students, hindering their learning process and negatively affecting their social interactions.

Our interpretation of reality depends on our personal characteristics and the development of some senses over others. According to NLP, people are classified based on the sensory input channel in:

  • Visual: characteristic of very observant people, charged with energy who value in detail everything that surrounds them and those who find it difficult to concentrate when they find different stimuli around them.
  • Auditory: very expressive people, with great communication skills, calmer than visuals and with a great capacity to do several things at once.
  • Kinesthetic: characteristic of quiet people, who are carried away by emotions and need physical contact to express themselves.

A new discipline that will allow us to enhance and improve our resources and personal abilities and that will boost our confidence, self-esteem and creativity helping us to achieve our personal goals and to improve relations with others.

As education professionals, it is essential to become aware and promote values ​​such as respect and active listening in the classroom. The NLP in Education can be an effective instrument to improve teaching-learning processes, act on school conflicts and encourage creativity by improving the practice of teaching practice and the academic results of students.

Various studies and research have confirmed the positive effects of the use of NLP in Education for the development of creativity. Students with specific talents and with high creativity continue to go unnoticed in a standardized educational system, which does not stop to value and observe certain capacities that may come given not only by the way of communicating through words, but also by the expression body and gesture. Children must be taught to listen actively to others, to try to understand what they tell us with their words but also what they express with their movements or corporal and gestural expressions because, if we help them develop this ability from a very young age, They will reach the adult stage with a capacity that will allow them to act with initiative, creativity and innovation in their professional practice.

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