Brain and Learning


  • Joseph William Gilkey Jr St John's University



Learning, Brain, Education,


Think back to when you were a young child or even when you were the parent of a young child, the time when a very young person begins to seek meanings for almost everything that pops up in the surrounding environment in and out of the home. As young children broaden their experience, they ask ever-increasing numbers of questions about the world they see and experience. Initially, these questions focus on the simplest things, and then over time they gradually begin to expand and broaden to complex matters, events, and issues that even challenge the most well reasoned understanding of adults. These questions help children shape their formative view of the world. This quest for knowledge becomes the most fundamental aspect of the educator’s mission in cultivating and nourishing the young person’s intellectual curiosity 

Author Biography

  • Joseph William Gilkey Jr, St John's University

    Adjunct Asst. Professor



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