Observation

2 years, 11 months ago

I read a book recently in which i read some beautiful lines about observation.

Its goes like this- "Observation puts the responsibility of learning on your shoulders. Your responsibility of learning is different from the teacher’s responsibility of teaching. When you observe, you are your own teacher. You choose what you want to learn and you choose what to do with that learning."

And personally even i believe observation is the best medium of learning. Just want to know what you guys think about observation.

12.11.2011 at 12:32 pm

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Profile photo of Jacob Jacob (@jacobcz) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

It makes more sense to learn by observing than reading it from a book. And it worked pretty well for thousands of years.

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Profile photo of Nois Nois (@nois) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

A teacher here – partially in training yet actually – we’re taught that the role of the teacher is not only to pass down knowledge, but also develop skills and mechanisms in our students that will allow them to learn for themselves.

I agree with that, as I believe that a good teacher is one that shows you how to find an answer, instead of giving it to you.

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Profile photo of Joseph Joseph (@warriors41) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Yeah, I think observation is step one. the next step is actual experience. It’s all important. I love laying in a field and just observing the blackness of the night sky.

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Profile photo of Dick Dick (@dick) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Observing keeps you healthy…;)
Fear is an instinct that, in a fraction of a second results in an increased breathing and heart rate, and muscle tension before we are consciously aware that a threat exists. Something is picked up on instinctively and the message goes straight to the amygdala. The amygdala stimulates the hypothalamus to produce hormones that trigger the pituitary gland to secrete adrenaline and cortisol. The cortisol increases sugar production to fuel the brain and muscles to deal with the threat. Only then does the ‘data’ goes to the cortex for further analysis by the conscious mind to decide whether the fear was warranted or not. That’s where accurate observation and awareness are critical. If you get it wrong, you either stress and damage your system unnecessarily or potentially succumb to the threat.

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