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Experiential and Joyful Learning in Pre-Primary

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Aayuushi Bose
15 days ago
Experiential and Joyful Learning in Pre-Primary

Rote learning is one of the many prominent flaws of our education system. The concept, introduced to children at the very beginning of their formal education, eliminates the very purpose of education. It inhibits the holistic development of children and negates any effort to promote creativity and critical thinking skills. 

 

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Pre-primary acts as the foundation of a child’s learning curve as these early experiences impact brain development and learning patterns. To deny kindergarteners an education that lacks the key features of joyful learning is truly a crime!

Also read: Gamification in Learning: All that You Need to Know

 

K R MANGALAM IS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

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In many schools, there exists an inevitable ‘trade-off’ between attractive learning and academic focus learning. At K R Mangalam World School, Vaishali the curriculum and teaching pedagogy is aligned with the mandates of the NEP 2020, focusing on learning that is holistic, integrated, inclusive, enjoyable, and engaging. An early childhood classroom is no park fun rides. Nonetheless, the teachers ensure that each child has a joyful time in kindergarten, fostering curiosity and individuality. The school aims to provide a learning environment that is fun but, at the same time, allows children to engage with core concepts of STEAM and exposes them to collective culture to initiate collaboration.

To create an environment that facilitates creative practice and peer learning amongst the young students, the school believes in incorporating experiential learning in the classroom. 

 

WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING?
 

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Experiential learning is defined as learning by doing. It required a student to fully engage with a topic rather than learning it through a book or series of lectures. Our experienced faculty leverage experiential learning both inside and outside the classroom through a set of simple activities that helps students gain individual experiences. 

Experiential learning is a 4 step process:

  1. Experiencing
  2. Observing
  3. Analyzing 
  4. Experimenting

Incorporating these four steps into everyday lessons has proven t benefit pre-primary students and successfully bridge the gap in the achievement of learning outcomes. 

You might also like: Why Experiential Learning is the Only Way Forward?
 

ADVANTAGES OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

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  1. Ability to apply knowledge: Through experiential learning, students get the opportunity to solve real-world problems through what they’ve learned. This helps in understanding underlying principles and long-term knowledge retention. 
  2. Knowledge Review: Through experiential learning, both teachers and students get a better idea of the student’s comprehension, enabling teachers to give real-time feedback. 
  3. Reflective Practice Habits: Reflective habits enable students to gain more learning from past experiences. Developing this habit early on can be a huge asset as children progress to higher classes. 

Experiential learning is a valued and integral part of K R Mangalam World School’s teaching pedagogy.  The school's aim is to enhance students’ learning experience that goes beyond the CBSE curriculum. Through real-life projects not only are they inculcating inquisitiveness, but also helping students develop soft skills such as communication and networking, preparing them to be confident and responsible individuals. 

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