We live in a changing world where the entire education system is constantly challenged by new forms of knowledge. Parents have to adapt to these new forms and it is therefore important that they "partner" with teachers to guide their children in the best possible way.
One of the first steps is to be attentive to and aware of one's own way of learning in order to support your child's autonomy. Indeed, neuroscience teaches us that each brain is unique and malleable. Your child is unique ; he does not learn like you do. Also, the neuroplasticity of the brain identified as early as 1967 by Paul-Bach-y-Rita has been widely explored since the 1990s and shows us that the brain can be flexible at any age and in any circumstance. Based on the work of C.G. Jung and inspired by the 4Colors® method from Brigitte Bouussuat, a 4-colour compass could help you identify the different needs of your children.
Which colour do you go to most easily? Do you like to analyse ? Do you like to act fast ? Observe ? Share ? What is your child's dominant colour at the moment, in this context ?
By identifying your learning preference at a given moment and then that of your child, you will benefit from the first key that will allow you to guide your child towards committed learning.
The second step is to put children at the centre of their learning: when they are aware of their own learning preference and feel supported in a reflective and agile way, they are encouraged to be adaptable as well. Sharing a conscious and flexible common "language" to connect with them and engage with them in the realisation of their potential is an important lever. Available evidence suggests that the use of 'learning to learn' strategies can be worth the equivalent of an additional +7 months of progress when used well. Some possible avenues :
- Help them to study at home with short, colour-coded, rhythmic times.
For Jean Houssaye, professor of education sciences at the University