TELL ME, I’LL FORGET. SHOW ME, I’LL REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME, I’LL UNDERSTAND.
Our young learners in the Nursery class are inquiring about various communities like the class community, school community and community outside school.
To make the unit more resourceful and engaging, students are provided umpteen opportunities to have hands-on experience of meeting different people from the school community and learn about their roles and responsibilities and the different tools that they use. As research suggests, hands-on learning in early years helps children to be active learners as they are exploring with materials, learning by doing, moving throughout the classroom, and interacting with one another (Meyers, 2018).
To further enhance this learning, students visited different sections within the school premises like the nurse’s clinic and met the chefs at Ala Mode. We also had various guest visitors like the Carpenter, Gardener, Canteen helper, security guards etc. who came to the class and shared about their work. Students inquisitively observed the guest workers as they presented their tools and demonstrated how they worked with it.