In an attempt to enhance the learning skills of the school children and to promote child-friendly atmosphere in schools, the Haryana Education Department has decided to implement activity oriented learning process in government schools.
"We want that the students should enjoy coming to school. Instead of just learning by rote, the students will be able to learn through various activities. Workshops of teachers are being held to prepare a framework for the purpose. This will also improve the quality of the students as they will develop an interest in learning," said PK Das, Additional Chief Secretary School Education Department.
The objective behind such introduction is to endorse the children's learning program with fun and happiness. Another primary objective is to make sure no student fails in the Haryana board exams (10th and 12th exams respectively).
Aims and objectives of the model
- In order to augment the mathematical and scientific knowledge of the students, experts from such domain would be invited to interact with the students for their better understanding of the subjects and the ambiguity of concepts
- Creating awareness amongst the student is one of its primary aims besides augmenting their skills and development. Activities such as student outreach to local areas and spreading the awareness on the ill-effects of careless disposition of plastic bags in their surroundings are welcomed
- It is strongly advocated that such activities will instill the sense of responsibility in the mind of the students
- To promote skills and development amongst the students, which will identify the talent and vocational prospect of the students who are weak in studies. "There are students who might not be good in academics, but are good in other activities. When grading the personality of the student, these activities should be accounted for. Around 20 different kinds of activities will be started in the schools. Even students who are physically challenged would be involved with sporting activities. The aim is to ensure that all students are involved in activities that they enjoy," remarked PK Das
- Instead of learning through memorization and tiresome study routine, the education department aims to introduce various activity-based learning programmes to make learning more interesting
- The Haryana government has decided to implement the new model across the government schools as a pilot project
- Besides various activities, Saturday would be devoted entirely for extra-curriculum and fun oriented learning activities in order to groom the creativity of the school children
- The education department had earlier identified the necessities of activity-based learning model.