This is an interesting video which reminds us that everyone is born to learn naturally from a child via problem solving, play, risk taking and exploration. It challenges teachers to rethink the fact that many students are sitting in a chair facing the teacher for the large part of their day. It also challenges the need for studying for the sake of tests, as this can often be detrimental to motivation and learning.
The simple animation tries to explain the physiological changes to the brain at different stages of development and why most adolescence have internal conflicts as well as external conflicts with adults, while they develop their own ideas and explore the world through risk taking behaviour.
Allowing students to explore and to solve problems through project based learning may be a better approach to learning.
While it hasn’t oficially launched yet I’m sure the Born to Learn website will be one to keep an eye on.
If you liked this video you should also watch Sir Ken Robinson’s talk about changing educational paradigms.