Why do we find almost nothing on the internet about Intuitive Pedagogy?

Photo: Thomas Pedroli
Photo: Thomas Pedroli

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It may be astonishing that in our digital age of the internet and free access to information, so little can be found about Intuitive Pedagogy on the internet. However, this can be quite understandable, as it is extremely difficult to describe these exercises and learning processes. Many of the games, exercises and disciplines practiced in Intuitive Pedagogy can be found in other trainings. And still, if we take a closer look, we will discover that it is not only about what is done, but even more about how it is done. We can find trust games in team building trainings, blind games in early childhood education, vocal improvisation in healing sessions, communication training in coaching, clapping exercises in the Orff music method, sense training in nature education, and intuitive painting in therapeutic sessions. But in Intuitive Pedagogy, they all appear together in a holistic context that makes sense in the deepest meaning of the word. We can do a certain exercise or game “correctly”, but if the coherence is missing, it does not have this deeper level of impact that we know results from Intuitive Pedagogy. In many exercises, it is precisely this coherence that appears after practicing zealously. And, as always, it is accompanied by this hard-to-describe experience of ‘flowing’ or ‘flow’.

In the last few decades, there have been many attempts to write manuals on Intuitive Pedagogy. Up until now, most of them were so poor and unsatisfying, that no one even considered publishing them. Not giving up, however, perhaps modern media will soon allow us to find an interactive form of video instruction, combined with written information and drawings, that will bring us nearer to a satisfying solution. It can also be reassuring that in this time of unlimited access to all kinds of information, we still need the real life encounter with other people, in order to delve into this way of being and learning.

Intuitive Pedagogy in Ponec Theater, Prague. Photo: Natálie Vacková
Intuitive Pedagogy in Ponec Theater, Prague. Photo: Natálie Vacková

 

 Another reason that very little appears on the internet when one searches for Intuitive Pedagogy, is this: there has never been an official organization, no business, no trademark, no certificates, not even a building, that has managed or administrated Intuitive Pedagogy. And so, we can accurately describe it as more of a decentralized movement than an organization. All trainings, seminars and workshops are organized by the participants themselves. This lack of an outer structure has turned out to be the best protection for the freedom of learning and teaching, which is so significantly crucial if we are to practice authentic Intuitive Pedagogy.

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