When was the last time your child asked something academic out of curiosity? Asked why Rudolf has a red nose? Or why are Christmas trees cone-shaped?
“One study found that between the ages of 2 and 5, kids ask about 40,000 questions. But as kids get older, this insatiable desire to know can lose some of its urgency.”
Reignite this curiosity with experiential learning with the added benefit of enhancing their scores in the exams.
What is Experiential Learning?
From e-learning and blended learning to infusing technology into traditional teaching and offering experiential learning opportunities, 21st-century classrooms have expanded. Experiential learning explains how we learn best through experience and reflection. It is a research-based, hands-on learning process. This type of learning pushes students beyond the traditional classroom walls. It focuses on inquiry, application, and authentic learning opportunities through simulations, discussions, or other teaching methods.
John Hopkins University’s studies suggest high levels of active learning in a student development program under Experiential Learning. It confirmed many previously documented benefits of experiential learning such as an increased understanding, increased ability to view SWOT areas in academia, increased ability to take initiative, increased ability to adapt to changes in curriculum, increased leadership skills, etc
How is EL relevant to a CBSE Board student?
Coming back to our question about why the Christmas tree is cone-shaped: it is easier to slide off snow and to gather sunlight by all leaves. Rudolf has a shiny nose because reindeers have more blood vessels in their noses to help them breathe in the extreme cold of the North Pole.
CBSE has changed its examination format to ask more application-based questions like the ones discussed above. TWA has come up with innovative opportunities to enhance scores under this change. We have molded our strategies in accordance with Experiential Learning to help ace the Case Studies & Assertion-Reason based questions in the new CBSE Board Exam Format. Some of our EL backed features are:
1. Simulations wherein we aim at imitating a real-world experience, operation, or process to understand it practically.
Here’s a TWA student experiencing how a gravitational force works through a virtual roller coaster ride.
2. Hands-on Experience to get real-world knowledge or skill from doing it rather than just reading about it or seeing it being done.
Here TWA students understand how to gauge the Newton of force required to push/pull through a hands-on experience with a weighting scale.
3. Group discussions & refutation of misconceptions to know peer perspective and clear doubts at the student level.
Here TWA students discuss a bunch of queries. You know GD’s are the best, when they get intense.
4. We employ Experiments and Demonstrations to study phenomena usually missed by the naked eye.
Here TWA students are practically demonstrated how sound energy travels through different mediums.
Here TWA students learn how the water pressure works through an experiment.
5. We employ Strategic Problem Solving to predict problem trajectory in advance and be prepared).
Here TWA students use Fleming’s approach to solve case studies about the magnetic effects of current.
Experiential learning is an active process that engages the learner, not a passive process that happens to the learner. With such an approach, you can be assured of unmatched results for your child. Encourage them to develop a scientific temper and aptitude in them to succeed academically and professionally.
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