ABL-Activity Based Learning
ABL is an excellent methodology that contributes to bring out the best in the student and takes them through various skills that make them as contributing members in society.
What Is Activity-based Learning?
Activity-based learning is indulging students in activities by stimulating their senses, such as sight, smell, vision or feeling, and getting them involved in the subject. Activity-based learning methods that make school fun, in turn making students remember what they study.
Activity method is a technique adopted by a teacher to emphasize his or her method of teaching through activity in which the students participate rigorously and bring about efficient learning experiences. It is a child-centered approach. It is a method in which the child is actively involved in participating mentally and physically. Learning by doing is the main focus in this method. Learning by doing is imperative in successful learning since it is well proved that more the senses are stimulated, more a person learns and longer he/she retains.
So our understanding on the activity method by now should mean any learning that is carried out with a purpose in a social environment, involving physical and mental action, stimulating for creative action or expression.
Why do we need to use activity based learning method?
AThe information processing theory in psychology views learners as active investigators of their environment. This theory is grounded in the premise that people innately strive to make sense of the world around them.
In the process of learning, they experience, memorize and understand. Students need to be provided with data and materials necessary to focus their thinking and interaction in the lesson for the process of analyzing the information. Teachers need to be actively involved in directing and guiding the students’ analysis of the information.
It requires active problem solving by students in finding patterns in the information through their own investigation and analysis. With continued practice in these processes, students learn not the content of the lesson but also develop many other skills.
It enhances creative aspect of experience.
It gives reality for learning
Uses all available resources
Provides varied experiences to the students to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, experience, skills and values.
Builds the student’s self-confidence and develops understanding through work in his/her group.
Gets experiences, develop interest, enriches vocabulary and provides stimulus for reading
Develops happy relationship between students and students, teachers and students
An activity is said to be the language of the child. A child who lacks in verbal expression can make up through use of ideas in the activity.
Subjects of all kind can be taught through activity
Social relation provides opportunity to mix with others.
Kinds of activities:
The activities used in this strategy can be generalized under three main categories:
- Exploratory - gathering knowledge, concept and skill.
- Constructive - getting experience through creative works.
- Expressional - presentations
The Activities you could focus on.
watching, observing, comparing, describing, questioning, discussing, investigating, reporting, collecting, selecting, testing, trying, listening, reading, drawing, calculating, imitating, modeling, playing, acting, taking on roles, talking, writing about what one can see, hear, feel, taste, experimenting and imagining.
Sequencing ordering, finding regularities and patterns, connect with given knowledge, use different modes of perception, depict.
Structuring, ordering, classifying, constructing, solving, planning, predicting, transferring, applying knowledge, formulating ones individual understanding, interpreting, summarizing, evaluating, judging, explaining and teaching.
The process of Organizing activities must be based on curricular aims bringing together the needs, ideas, interests and characteristics of the children with the knowledge, skill, experience, and personality of the teacher within a given environment. The extent to which the teacher works with students individually or in groups affect the relation the teacher has with each child.
VikasThe Learning Centre admits children in the following groups:
- Early Intervention (Age : 2 - 5 yrs)
- Pre Primary (Age : 4 - 6 yrs)
- Primary (Age : 6 - 9 yrs)
- Intermediate (Age : 8 - 12 yr)
- High level (Age : 12 – 14 yrs)
- NIOS (Age : 14 – above 14 yrs)
The Centre is well equipped with play and educational material with comfortable seating, hygienic facilities and a cheerful ambience. You can fix an appointment through the telephone or through e-mail to meet the Director/Principal who will guide you through the admission process.