Activity-based Learning (ABL) is a student-centric methodology where children learn through various activities at their own pace. At ‘Box of Science’ our core belief is that the concepts are better understood through hands-on activities. It is also more engaging and interactive way of learning. ABL provides rich and varied experiences to the students, thereby building their knowledge, boosting creativity skills and increasing cognitive skills. Additionally, the self-confidence of learners is boosted as they explore both familiar and unfamiliar concepts in creative ways.
Here are 3 most important benefits of ABL
- Active learning
We as humans have inherent curiosity and that is especially true for children. ABL kindles this curiosity in children, which in turn makes them active and not passive learner. Most importantly, it enables them to learn from their own experience and understanding.
2. Develops analytical thinking Fostering creativity
ABL encourages children to be inquisitive and independent. It helps them to think analytically. When learning through ABL, the children become more observant. It encourages them to come up with creative solutions. This in turn helps them to express themselves and try out new things and solutions for solving problems.
3. Retention of the concepts
Information Processing Theory suggests that when we learn something through hands-on training, we tend to retain that knowledge for a longer period, than anything we read or listen to. This process also helps children to easily understand whatever they learn.
As the old proverb says, Give someone a fish to eat and you can help them not starve a day; but teach them how to catch a fish and they will never go hungry for their life. Our vision is to develop a skill based education methodology, which will facilitate self-learning.
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