Describe a time when you showed or taught a young person how to do a thing
You should say:
– Who was the young person
– When it happened
– What did you teach him/her
– How did you feel after teaching
– Do you think the young person was benefited
Learning and teaching is a part of life that we sometimes don’t even realise we are doing. We observe others and learn things, and similarly others may be observing us and learning things. Here i would like to talk about a time when I taught my 8 year old niece Gia how to make a 3d origami swan. Gia is very fond of arts and crafts I had made a 3d origami swan, which she liked a lot. I liked her enthusiasm to learn and so taught her very patiently. I took 16 sheets of A4 paper and folded it twice lengthwise and then cut the strips. Then I cut each long strip into 8 equal parts. From one A4 sheet I had 32 pieces. Then I taught her to fold each small piece into triangles. Basically, we have to make triangles and then fit them into each other to form different shapes. I had learnt that from a youtube video on the net. I took a long time to learn as there was noone to guide me. But Gia picked up very fast. One month later, I went to her house and I saw that Gia had made a vase and an owl using the same 3D origami technique. My cousin told me that Gia had become obsessed with 3D origami. I felt very happy that I had taught my little niece something so artistic. Gia participated in a contest – Best out of waste She made 3D origami from old magazine paper. She won the first prize. We are all so proud of her. My cousin tells me that Gia has taught this technique to many children of the neighbourhood and all mothers are very happy that their children have become so creative.
Part 3 Follow Up Questions
1. What skills should be taught to children?
Children should be made all rounders. They should be taught communication skills, cooking skills, computer skills and many more.
2. What can children learn from teachers and parents?
Children can learn a lot from parents and teachers. They can learn academic skills from teachers and social skills from parents.
3. What are the skills that you wanted to learn?
I wanted to learn classical dance like kathak, but unfortunately there is no teacher of classical dance in my hometown.
4. What skills do adults need to have?
Adults need to have good communication skills, cooperation skills, conflict management skills, skills related to their job and many more skills.
5. How can people be motivated to learn new things?
I think the desire to learn new things cannot be taught. They just come from within a person. I believe everyone has a desire to learn new things. Most of the time, the desire stems from the need to learn that thing. For example, if a person has to move to Montreal, he could have better job prospects if he knows French. So, he may want to learn French.
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