NLP in education is a very important area for me. With a young child myself, getting the best possible education possible is of key importance to me. However, what constitutes good education and what are the uses of NLP in education?
First, when I see my young son, I can tell that he is basically learning all the time. An average walk around the house constitutes countless opportunities for curiosity about everything going on. This spirit of curiosity is one of the driving forces in learning.
Often, when education is focused so much on exams, this causes a great deal of tension, which itself is the major enemy of learning. Tension inhibits our ability to learn.
With children being examined from the earliest possible age, stress starts early.
In NLP we constantly reinforce that the Map Is Not the Territory – using NLP in education we can see that a major factor in learning is that we all have very different learning styles, and teaching in the same way to everyone will not work in practice. If a student is not learning, then the question is how can the teacher change their approach to help the student learn. Unfortunately there is not the time to do this always, however as more teachers learn NLP, we can see major changes happening.