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悦漫画——为孩子的将来做好准备

加入时间:2014-10-10 16:21:50 来源:悦宝园早教中心/早教网

很多爱孩子,机智又心存美好愿景的父母都决心给孩子们提供足够的知识和专长技能来在今天的世界里施展才华。但不幸的是,他们可能忽视了一点,宝宝们的人生将更多的是生活在将来,而不是现在。

Many loving, intelligent, well-meaning parents are determined to provide their young child with the knowledge and skills he needs to excel in the world of today. Unfortunately, what they fail to realize is that he is going to be spending the bulk of his life living in the world of tomorrow, not the world of today.

想想科技发展的有多快吧。当你的宝宝长到三、四年级的时候,很多我们今天在用的都会被淘汰!将当今的知识体系塞满他们的脑袋,就像将他们会用计算尺一样对将来没有意义。
Think about how rapidly technology is advancing. By the time your child is in third or fourth grade, most of what we are using today will be totally obsolete. Filling his head with specifics about the current systems will be no more valuable to him in the future than knowing how to use a slide rule.

什么是计算尺?好吧,让我们回到过去,那是在1970年代之前……当科学家、工程师和数学家要进行大数字运算时,比如902,706乘以387,541,他们就会掏出万能的计算尺。它长得就是三把尺子粘一起,中间有个玻璃片可以前后移动,中间还有把尺子能动……我也说不清,但我知道当时我如果不能通过计算尺应用考试,我就不能大学毕业。

What is a slide rule? Well, back in the old days, when scientists, engineers, and mathematicians had to calculate really big numbers – such as 902,706 times 387,541 – they took out their trusty slide rule. It was like three rulers stuck together with the middle one sliding back and forth, and there was a piece with a line on it…I don’t know. All I do know is that I was not permitted to graduate from college until I passed the slide rule test.

我花了好几个月的时间学习使用这个怪东西,并且终于竭尽全力勉强通过考试。然后我发誓,连一年都不到,计算机就问世了!我现在记不住我所有孙辈的名字,就是因为那时候学习计算尺用坏了我的脑子。

I spent many months learning to use the darn thing and finally got enough of it that I could barely pass the test. I swear it was less than a year later the first calculators came out. Now I can’t remember the names of all my grandchildren because I have all this slide rule stuff stuck in my head doing me absolutely no good whatsoever.

所以请明确,你的宝宝应该花时间和精力在释放他们天性的活动上,就像他们在悦宝园里参与的课程,不断完善心智和基本能力,这些才是让他们成为高效率的学习者,可以轻松应对未来的任何可能。他们也许不具备在几天社会成功的技术,但是却能拥有叱咤未来的能力。

So keep in mind that when your child spends his time and energy pursuing the fun, fascinating, free-form activities like you find in Romp n’ Roll classes, he is developing the broad concepts and general skills that will make him a highly efficient and effective learner capable of picking up anything quickly and easily in the future. He may not be acquiring the particulars necessary to be successful in the world of today, but he is definitely getting precisely what he needs to be successful in the world of tomorrow.

以上文字摘录于美国悦宝园首席顾问 Michael K. Meyerhoff博士的博客,Michael K. Meyerhoff博士曾经是哈佛大学最著名的Harvard preschool Project (哈弗早期教育项目)的主要成员。编著过3本儿童早期教育书籍,30本学术手册和100多篇学术论文。带领其研发团队为悦宝园打造1000多套创新课程。

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