Have you come across a child who seems to be able to effortlessly memorize and repeat facts learnt? ‘Very impressive!’ you think. But then the ‘shocker’ comes. You ask the same child to carry out simple tasks based on concepts explained and you’re disappointed to realize that the child is clueless. ‘What could be the problem?’ you ask yourself.
Teaching methodology! Yes, the teaching methods employed in your child has a lot to play in the overall development of your child. Many traditional schools adopt learning methods that involves just memorization and doesn’t build the child for real-life problems. This type of learning is called Rote learning. Rote learning is a memorization technique based on repetition. The method rests on the premise that the recall of repeated material becomes faster the more one repeats it.This method encourages cramming.
In view of the above learning restrictions, Simbed Learners School adopted the use of Project-Based learning.
Project-based learning is an instructional approach designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and creative skills through engaging projects set around challenges and problems they may face in the real world.It involves learning by doing.
How have we been able to achieve this?
Our classes focus less on note copying and place more emphasis on activities that foster learning thus preparing them for the future world of work.
In the video link attached, different activities were carried out by the pupils to aid them learn a concept.
From going to an actual farm, to seeing how soil affects plant growth, to developing games and designing websites during ICT and Coding lessons, our classes are always a fun and engaging session for our pupils.