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Did you ever wonder how child gets to learn a non native language so easily when compared to an adult ? Did you ever often see how promptly kids learn arts, music and dance etc.., in very short duration with lots of enthusiasm? All this happens because of the neural connections in the brain.

From the neuroscience and brain development theories we know that child develops 90% of size of the brain of a adult in first few years, Which means there will be lots of connections and pathways which are very free and easy to be connected. These connections transfer and store information inside the brain. By this advantage every child learns quickly everything.

One-thing is to be noted children don’t know anything, They came to this world without any previous knowledge so if we say a red colour as blue, They will fixate to blue whenever they see red colour and when they heard that the notation is wrong it takes time for them to deconstruct it. These are easy to recognize and can be rectified , What about the unseen the unrecognisable elements like fear, perseverance , forming opinions and judgements ,willpower and all non cognitive skills which are far more crucial for success, with this in mind early childhood education is emphasised more than any stage.

There are many ways in which we can enrich the learner to meet the future demands of his work, life and experiences he is going to get. And the way we see is like an paradigm shift but with gradual rise of the awareness of the learner.

And that new system would be introducing likings in different disciplines. we are provided with many tools that makes learners enhance their knowledge which means we can look for the following ways

  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Approach
  2. 2.Intradisciplinary Approach
  3. 3. Multidisciplinary Approach
  4. 4. Transdisciplinary Approach
Interestingly many of know about this but had less exposure to these skills, To make everyone clear we first just say what cognitive skills are and enxt what non cognitive skills are.

Cognitive abilities or hard-skills are associated with an individual’s knowledge, intelligence and motor-functions.

Non-cognitive abilities or soft-skills are associated with an individual’s personality, temperament, and attitudes, On the other side these skills have been broadly defined as representing the “patterns of thought, feelings and behavior”.

Non-cognitive skills are developed before and throughout learner’s school years. The development of these skills is dependent on family and societal characteristics and on school and teacher factors (particularly the instruction and social interactions that take place in school).

Non-cognitive skills cover a range of abilities such as conscientiousness, perseverance, and teamwork. These skills are critically important to student achievement, both in and beyond the classroom. They form a critical piece of workers’ skill sets, which comprise cognitive, non-cognitive and job-specific skills.

For Example: to perform a math operation like 12+45+43 we need cognitive skills like
  1. 1. Identification of numbers
  2. 2. Knowing how to do addition
And non-Cognitive is like curiosity to do that math problem, How much motivated are you to do this math problem. The above math problem is very simple.

what if I gave you?

now you might complete the problem or you might leave it. The above math problem requires again the same skills identification of numbers and addition of numbers but the thing that matters is non cognitive the curiosity, the perseverance to finish the problem even if you make a mistake .And that’s the reason why non-cognitive are more important that cognitive skills.

These non-cognitive skills push us all the times to finish our work, to enrich new experiences , to be satisfied and peaceful by having a meaningful life.These skills are to be imparted to learners right from the schooling