qCan it be shown that learning our first language, like any other skill, is a personal work of art emerging from the interaction of body and brain, in making one 'common sense' of the world? Through exploring the basic structure and dynamics of language can we rediscover it as the resolution of a creative synthesis?qIn searching for the child's learning secret, or conversely the adult's burden of qinnocence lost, q the author explores examples of both everyday skills and scientific knowledge to discover his qquartet of consciousness.q He shows how this quarrelsome four-the artist and idealist of the arts and the theorist and empiricist of the sciences-emerge naturally through how feel, think, experiment and act, and remerge creatively in language. It challenges academics to recognize the limitations of qnature versus nurtureq debates in learning psychology and even biology.Through clear and simple images, van Koeverden presents a unique and dynamic understanding of learning-bringing a delightful new voice into the discussion.In one example, there were four dune buggies racing around this track over and around obstacles. ... Both are like the high-wire acrobat who has released her hold on the swing and is tumbling in midair toward an imaginary point at which sheanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Child's Secret of Learning|
|Author||:||Gerald Van Koeverden|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2005-08|