The importance to create a good footprint in our memory is to make us feel and move. That facts and experiences mean something to us is the best sign that will be recorded in our memory no matter how old the years go by.
We need that learning is not a mere storage of information, since we run the risk of losing the track and not remember it later. The important thing is that each one makes this information his own, that he makes it his own and that is how he can best access it later.
The challenge will be to create a good bridge between what we know and what we feel, and in getting what we want to remember to the deepest of each one. Neuroscience studies on brain areas and the functions they perform affirm that “it can only be truly learned that which says something, that which draws attention or makes us get excited, which is different and takes us out of monotony”.
“Knowing is not half as important as feeling. If the objective data are the seeds that later produce knowledge and knowledge, emotions and impressions, instead, are the fertile soil in which the seeds grow.”
Learn by being protagonists
Nowadays education is developed and thanks to the numerous studies on this, innovations and new ways of teaching are incorporated. More and more, dynamism, movement, learning in nature, social contact to develop in the classroom and learning with new methods such as music, mindfulness, etc. are being sought.
Learning becomes an important step to grow, not only in education but also to become people and humans. We need to connect our emotions and discover that the outside world is not something that exists objectively, but exists because I give it meaning.
Live learning, which manages to awaken interest and ignite curiosities, that which makes us spend time, we seek answers, we need to create new solutions, which propose challenges, which is a stimulus for us to overcome, this is the learning that can really give meaning while we invest in acquiring that knowledge. Only this way we will give shape to the footprint, being protagonists of the process.
“Tell me and I forget it, show me and I remember it, involve me and I learn it”.
Do we only learn at school?
When we give importance to the feeling, we make that the learning does not remain only in the classrooms and it expands to all the areas of life of the one who learns. Not only do children learn, each of us also needs to adapt our experiences to record them and take note of them.
You learn every day, you learn every minute, you learn in each experience. Everything that surrounds us gives us something, if we know how to capture the essence and make it our own, it will be our best tool to create something meaningful about it in us. Knowledge is important, but it must be linked to feeling, we are not a brain or a heart, we are the product of its fusion; both need the other and support each other to give meaning to our lives.
The study conducted in 2010 by the University of Massachusetts showed that students when they were treated as mere passive recipients did not integrate the information in the same way as when they managed to get excited. We have a challenge to achieve that we learn, we have to transmit the information in a way that we capture the attention of the other. We have a challenge when we teach: it’s about getting that, learning, others get excited.