#Change11 Slow Learning through story telling

I quite enjoy story telling.

Here are some stories that well illustrate the importance of patience and perseverance in learning.

The Chinese Bamboo Story

“This story is very much true in rearing our beautiful children. As parents, we have to patiently exert efforts in teaching and disciplining our children for them to develop right values and to adopt strong character while at the same time defeat many difficulties and different challenges.

If that Chinese bamboo farmer dug up his little bamboo seeds each year just because he is curious or wants to make sure it was growing or what, he could effectively stopped the tree’s growth. There are times when we demand our little children to sit still and behave and be patient but big lessons can be deeply taught once they are demonstrated in actions and not just in words.”

Father Son Conversation

Moral: It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life! We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Turning an iron rod into a needle (Due to the copyright, please read it through the link). There are many interesting stories there.

More stories here:

Most significant change stories

What are the morals of these stories? How would these stories impact on your learning?

I reckon story telling has always been part of apprenticeship learning.  This is especially important in slow learning, through reciprocal teaching, or cognitive apprenticeship as highlighted by Clark Quinn.