In this book, Philippe Meirieu, today’s most famous educationalist and inspirer of several reforms and the creation of the IUFMs (University Institutes for Teachers Training), addresses parents who are worried about their children’s future. His… Read more aim is to reassure and inspire them, and explain the meaning of their role as educators. For him, a parent educating a child is like a high-jump trainer: if they place the bar too low, the child learns nothing, simply repeating what they already know. But if the bar is placed too high, the child ends up discouraged. What helps children progress is to establishing a level superior to what they can already achieve, yet within their capabilities; so making the learning process both challenging and accessible. The child will need help in the form of advice, encouragement and constructive dialogue in order to reach the next level. In conclusion, educating means correctly estimating the height of the next bar. It involves evaluating present and future ability as well as fostering confidence in the child and their capacity to reach the next level.
Full of handy tips adapted to children of all ages, this book is part of the modern way of educating youngsters who live with screens, cellphones and social networks. It champions the concept of imposing « productive constraints » on children, to make them creative and self-sufficient.
Author : PHILIPPE MERIEU
Collection: Essais documents divers
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