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How we can engender a love of lifelong learning

How we can engender a love of lifelong learning

How we can engender a love of lifelong learning 421 289 The Billion Child Foundation

Many of us can remember our favourite teachers usually because they were enthusiastic about the subjects they taught.

The fact that so many children have not been able to attend school regularly has undoubtedly resulted in many missing out on

  • The motivation to succeed engendered by an enthusiastic teacher
  • The enjoyment of learning
  • The habits which lead to becoming an enthusiastic lifelong student.

The role of parents in fostering a love of lifelong learning cannot be underestimated. The PISA Survey 2018 suggests that when parents read with children, praise them for being inquisitive or celebrate when children learn a new skill, the development of both cognitive skills and attitudes towards learning are actively promoted.

One of the many skills parents acquire through the 13 practical parenting skills they learn when they attend the BCF Parenting Skills Programme is how to foster a love of lifelong learning. If you would like to discuss hosting this Programme for parents in your district, province or country please contact me at alan@billionchild.org. Over 270,000 parents have already attended this Programme.

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