Are you a “Creative” Learner?

Are you a “Creative” Learner?

They say we all learn in different ways, that we have different learning styles, and no two people see things in the exact same light. If we asked you to draw a picture of a cat, or to tell us the story of how that cat likes to sleep in the window in the sun, there is a very good chance that your story would not be the same as ours. That said if we are given the opportunity to experience something, create something, and fully explore it, we are more likely to create lasting memories and have a greater understanding of the topic.

When I was in school, I clearly remember having topics that I loved, and well…let’s just say there were some that I lacked the same level of excitement for. While I made it through my educational experience, learned what I needed to learn, and achieved what was expected to graduate, a goodly amount of that information has escaped my mind in the last 15 years. That said there is a good amount that remains etched in my mind, and has the staying power of crazy glue. The topics that fall into this category can be separated into two areas, one being things that I truly love, and the other being things I learned through creating and experience. It is one thing to simply tell someone about something, or read a passage on a certain topic; it is something entirely different to give them the opportunity to experience it.

Now we know that it is impossible to experience everything, and we know you can’t travel back in time to experience amazing events in history. That said the act of recreating events, breaking learning into bite size steps, and experiencing new and old things alike through creating has the ability to be the next best thing. When we animate, we have the ability to do all of this. We are forced to look at things in tiny steps, develop a better understanding of the topic at hand, and truly experience the learning process…and in addition its fun!

So now it’s your turn. Tell us about a learning experience that you have held on to. Tell us about that moment when something clicked and you wanted to keep learning, or better yet show us through your own creation.

Stay creative, have fun, and never stop exploring!

Jason Verhoosky
Social Media & Community Manager

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