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Boys will be boys!


Oh no! Really?

Well, at least it doesn’t seem to be that obvious at school.

Otherwise girls would clearly not like it there
any more than boys.

“I only know one thing:
 "I wish every child in the world parents who have been shaped from this mould"
Reinhard Mey


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When girls take delight in the fancy flourishes of their own handwriting, while boys shoot spiders down from the ceiling with paper planes, they are both doing something very meaningful: they are maturing those regions of the brain that are developing at that age and which are important but the brain would destroy if they weren’t being used!

What paper planes and other experiments can be good for has been shown to us by Edison, without whom we would still be in the dark today. That it’s possible to produce electricity by rubbing amber has long been a known fact. The ancient Greeks called this amber an “electron”.
But for thousands of years no-one has taken this any further. So how did this bright idea just suddenly occur to Edison?

Now, when he was a small Thomas Alva in the first year at school, he was immediately sent to a remedial school. But his mother was absolutely certain that the youngster was not backward. So she taught him at home.
She obviously did this with the requisite tact and sensitivity towards the little dictator in the head, the brain, for Edison. later not only invented the light bulb, but also developed over 2000 further patents. Had he at that age been chained to his stool all day long and, where possible, in the evening whilst having private tuition, then a great many cables in his brain would have been destroyed for lack of use.

Of course not everyone has the opportunity to provide an exciting learning environment at home. That’s why we hope that the Didactic-Pilot contributes to developing new brain-friendly learning environments, and that in the future more and more young discoverers, researchers and artists will be able to discover their passion at school, instead of being wasted at remedial schools.

The project N° 2009-1-FR1-GRU06-07061 « Art : a basic human need. Neurodidactic Answers to increasing social challenges» has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the respective authors, and neither the Commission nor the project partners can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.