Understanding your child’s learning ability


In building the complete child, educationists points out that the three domains of learning must take a center focus they are the Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotive domain.

The Cognitive has to do with knowledge i.e what a child knows, his retention ability and his thinking ability: this is a head function.

The Affective domain deals with the child’s ability to relate and interact with his environment, this has to do with the child’s feelings and disposition, his ability to relate with his peers, siblings and people around him. This is a function of the heart.

The Psychomotive domain is a function of the hands i.e what a child can do. This has to do with the skills they possess.

The child is a total package and no child is actually dull. That a child is not good in “school work” does not mean the child is dull.

A lot of concepts like continuous assessment, portfolio assessment, assessment for learning, assessment of learning, assessment as learning etc., have been introduced by educationists in order to assist the teacher in building a whole and complete child. We discover however that most teachers and school owners are not even aware of these concepts. Those that are aware shy away from it because of the responsibility it entails.

Teaching is a huge responsibility that should not be taken by just anyone, nurturing these children is hard work which no one should be lazy about. Education should inculcate in children a sense of responsibility, wholeness and completeness.

From the author

 Oluwadahun Damilola

 I love writing, cooking, teaching and children generally.

 I am a teacher/ child educator


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