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8 Tips on Raising Your Children to be Lifelong Learners

8 Tips on Raising Your Children to be Lifelong Learners

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It is normal for parents to want their children to thrive academically and develop a genuine love for learning. However, in this rapidly changing world, knowledge easily becomes outdated, especially at an astonishing pace! To equip children with the skills they need to be future-ready, it is important to foster a mindset of lifelong learning.

What is Lifelong Learning?

Lifelong learning is the continuous acquisition of knowledge, skills, and personal growth throughout a person’s life. It transcends formal education and encompasses informal and self-directed learning. Lifelong learners possess an insatiable curiosity and actively seek out opportunities for intellectual growth in various areas. 

Why is Lifelong Learning Important for Children?

Encouraging children to become lifelong learners has numerous benefits. Firstly, it fosters a love for learning, enabling children to embrace new ideas and challenges with enthusiasm. Lifelong learners are adaptable and resilient, which makes them capable of navigating an ever-changing world. Moreover, lifelong learning enhances creative thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, which enables children to become independent and confident learners.

Characteristics of Lifelong Learners

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Lifelong learners are curious. They are naturally inquisitive and possess a thirst for knowledge, whichever field they choose to focus on. Lifelong learners are also open and self-motivated. They embrace diverse perspectives and understand that there are various ways to tackle problems. They are humble and open themselves up to new ideas, no matter how unique they may sound. 

When it comes to motivation, lifelong learners are intrinsically motivated and seek learning opportunities independently. They reflect on learning experiences and drive toward continuous improvement. Lastly, they persevere through challenges and view setbacks as opportunities for growth.

8 Tips to Prepare Your Children to Be Lifelong Learners

  1. Encourage curiosity – Foster a sense of wonder in them by encouraging questions, exploring interests, and providing opportunities for discovery. 
  2. Be a role model – Demonstrate your own passion for learning and share your experiences to inspire your children. After all, children copy what they see, especially from people they respect and consider their role models. 
  3. Create a learning-friendly environment – Designate a dedicated study space for them. Give them easy access to books, educational materials, and encourage a love for reading. 
  4. Emphasize intrinsic motivation – Encourage your child to pursue learning for the joy of discovery rather than relying on external rewards.
  5. Support self-directed learning – Encourage independent exploration and provide resources for self-guided learning activities.
  6. Promote Critical Thinking – Encourage your child to analyze information, ask thought-provoking questions, and evaluate different perspectives. 
  7. Cultivate resilience – Teach your children that setbacks are essential and a normal part of the learning process. Emphasize the importance of perseverance and embracing challenges. 
  8. Foster a growth mindset – Encourage your child to embrace mistakes as opportunities for growth and to view failures as stepping stones toward success.

Building Lifelong Learners at D-PREP International School

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At D-PREP International School, the mission goes beyond traditional education. Through various innovative approaches, D-PREP empowers students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and advocates of lifelong learning. 

One of the cornerstones of D-PREP’s approach to fostering lifelong learners is cultivating a growth mindset. We encourage students to embrace challenges and view failures as stepping stones to success. This mindset cultivates resilience, self-motivation, and a passion for personal growth. Another way that D-PREP promotes lifelong learning is by incorporating design thinking into the curriculum. Design thinking encourages students to approach challenges with empathy, creativity, and a solutions-oriented mindset. Students develop the ability to think critically, collaborate, and explore innovative solutions by engaging in real-world problem-solving scenarios. 

D-PREP actively promotes experiential learning through fieldwork and outbounds, allowing students to immerse themselves in real-life situations with professionals in various fields. These experiences enable students to connect classroom knowledge with practical applications, which ultimately develops curiosity, adaptability, and a sense of agency, all contributing to their journey as lifelong learners. 

Lastly, D-PREP’s educators, who also serve as student role models, are dedicated and highly experienced. They possess deep subject knowledge and exemplify important life skills and values. Setting a positive example inspires students to become lifelong learners who embrace integrity, empathy, and a growth mindset. Through their guidance and mentorship, D-PREP teachers instill a love for learning and provide students with the tools to become responsible global citizens.

If you are interested in visiting the school, please contact

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D-PREP International School
38, 38/1-3, 39, Moo 6,
Bangna Trad Rd., Km. 8,
Bang Kaeo, Bang Phli District,
Samut Prakan, Thailand 10540

Email: info@lady
Google Map: https://info.dprep.ac.th/directions
Tel: 02-105-1757, 082-1515922
Website : www.dprep.ac.th
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