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D.A.V.PUBLIC SCHOOL, VELACHERY
Sitaram Nagar, Velachery, Chennai - 42
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WORKSHOP ON EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Event Start Date : 15/07/2019 Event End Date 15/07/2019

WORKSHOP  ON  EXPERIENTIAL  LEARNING

The Capacity Building Programme on 'Experiential Learning' was cascaded to the teachers of Std. I to XII by Ms.Anusha Narayanan on 15th July 2019. The Workshop aimed to highlight the implementation of Experiential Learning in Classroom teaching to enable students to connect the content of their learning areas and subjects with real life situations for effective strengthening of concepts.

The session focused on the important aspects of Experiential Learning including Bloom's Taxonomy, Application of Kolbe's Cycle, Multiple Intelligence and Use of Media in Experiential Learning.  

Kolbe's Cycle of Experiential Learning which includes the four stages - Activity, Reflection, Conceptualization and Application was explained in detail. The participants were divided  into groups according to their specific subjects and were instructed to frame Experiential Learning activities and open ended Curiosity Questions.  Kolbe's Cycle also emphasised on how a structured reflection of an experience through the process of Reflect-Revisit-Refine will promote active learning among students.

The discussion on Bloom's Taxonomy enabled the participants to understand that Experiential Learning Outcome (ELO) is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Class Relevant and Time Bound (SMART Learning Outcome).

VARK (Visual, Auditory, Reading / Writing and Kinesthetic) method of teaching was explained through an activity where the participants had to listen to a Poem and present a sketch based on their understanding of the Poem. The activity proved that given a particular topic, different individuals express different perspectives or opinions. This exercise led to the concept of Multiple Intelligence elucidated through a video which illustrated that students in a heterogeneous class posses unique Intelligence or Skill which the teacher should cater to.

Use of Media in Experiential Learning was recommended and teachers were asked to stress on the important habit of Reading and encourage students to use the Newspapers subscribed by the School.

The workshop enriched with interesting anecdotes  and videos ended with a quote by John Dewey that reinforced the essence of Experiential Learning "Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results".

     

                                         Ms. Anusha Narayanan Mentoring and Monitoring the Workshop on Experiential Learning

     

                                      The participants engage in a Subject-wise discussion on Activities for Experiential Learning