Six C's of Learning

How to raise brilliant children, according to science

As most of us have heard lately, it’s not all about sky-high test scores and memorizing encyclopedias. Developmental psychologists Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff have co-written a book about the best ways to cultivate learning in children, and most of them occur outside of the classroom. Instead of training children to soak in and relay facts like a computer, we should be enhancing their social growth and teaching them to navigate relationships, among other things. The authors focus on six C’s to sum up these skills: collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence. (NPR, 07.05.2016)