A day later, I was visiting Copenhagen and it was as if my teenage memory had shrunk buildings to half the size they really were.
Now my logical brain knows very well that building work had not taken place over the last few years to shrink buildings in Copenhagen. It is, however, my perception and memory which is at work, something that has developed and changed over the span of my existence.
As we live, work and collect life experience, it is important to understand how we see the world through the life we have and are leading. It is neither right or wrong, it is just who we are. We should, however, at times remember our learner’s mindset, which is innocent and explores concepts and new experiences with curiosity and fascination. When we adopt a learner’s mindset, we don’t let our backstory judge, or make reactive decisions. We get to explore with curiosity and openness, which may open and inspire us. In the future where diversity, opinions, and working environments will change fast, it is important to remember to adapt and not lose touch with our learner’s mindset. To truly understand and work with diversities, it is important to always stay curious.
Nurture your learner’s mindset this summer.