Learning Beyond Classrooms
- 30 September 2022
Learning beyond the classroom is about getting children and young people out and providing them with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn and use of places other than the school for teaching and learning .
Extended Learning Opportunities allows primary acquisition of knowledge and skills through instruction or study outside of the traditional classroom including, but not limited to Independent study, Private instruction, Performing groups, Internships, Community service.
An important aspect of extending learning beyond the classroom is to use and present a range of learning materials in new and engaging ways and to structure class and homework time with more flexibility and collaboration in mind. Besides teachers’ responsibility to educate students they also play an important role in character development, or the shaping of a student’s reputation, honor, and integrity. It makes learning more engaging, relevant and nurtures creativity and imagination. It helps children develop learning through play and experimentation and Improves attendance. It also motivates students to take up on a leadership role to facilitate workshops and support other children within the school.
There are many ways to make learning extend outside the classroom which are followed by Top International Schools in Bangalore , few of them are :
Field Trips : Field trips gives a chance to see nature closely, feel it, team spirit, a happy mind, and body, healthy physique. Adventure activities are fun and make the child learn to adjust with uninvited conditions and circumstances. We find that students learn quite a lot. In particular, enriching field trips contribute to the development of students into civilized young men and women who possess more knowledge about art, have stronger critical-thinking skills, exhibit increased historical empathy, display higher levels of tolerance, and have a greater taste for consuming art and culture.
Technology Outside (and Inside) the Classroom : Technology has made is possible for teaching and learning to continue beyond the classroom. It is necessary for learning to be possible in any environment because sadly, learning with technology in the classroom is rare and one of the last places for innovative technology can be reached and adopted. Fortunately, students and youth are very curious about innovations around them and seem to find technology rather fascinating, therefore can learn to use them effortlessly without the help of a teacher or monitor.
Student Exchange Program : Student exchange programes enable students to study abroad at one of their university’s partner institutions. For many students, the prospect of studying abroad is both exciting and terrifying. You will, however, be sure to experience a brand new culture, meet new people and grow as a person. Every student’s study abroad experience is different, but the one thing they have in common is that the experience is a memorable one.
“That’s the beauty of education, kids taking lessons out of the classroom and back into their own world where they can positively affect their family, their friends, and their greater community.” – Erin Gruwell