“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
– Sir Ken Robinson, The Element: How finding your passion changes everything
“Develop your talents. Too many people spend more time focusing on their weaknesses than developing their strengths“.
– Robin Sharma from ‘Life lessons from the monk who sold his ferrari’ (p.94).
Developing individual talents and supporting strengths can also be implemented in an early childhood context. Providing opportunities for children to learn using their interests and strengths as guides will support meaningful learning and understanding and foster a sense of value, identity and belonging.