Active Learning Methodology




ACTIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY (A.L.M.)






      Active Learning Methodology is a new concept in school education. Active Learning methodology was an initiative of Rajya Shiksha Kendra Chennai, (Tamil Nadu) in India. It was first adopted in Tamil Nadu state of India. Than it spread to another states. School education department of Madhya Pradesh is allowing this methodology in selected blocks as an experiment.






      In Raisen District (M.P.) 'Active Learning Methodology' was introduced in Udaipura and Sanchi block's school.Than it allowed to another blocks of the district.


     Active learning methodology is known as A.L.M. in short. A.L.M. is different to another traditional methodologies. A.L.M. is very friendly and joyful methodology. If A.L.M. is success in schools, teachers and students feel very fresh and happy. A.L.M. is teacher friendly and students friendly teaching methodology.


What is new in A.L.M.?


    A.L.M. is students centred methodology, while traditional  methodologies were teacher centred.

Teacher is not only a teacher but now teacher is a facilitator in learning.

TEACHER SHOULD BE A GUIDE TO THE STUDENTS.


THIS METHODOLOGY IS VERY INNOVATIVE AND USEFUL TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS BOTH.



(More innovative experiences will be posted in this blog in future.)





ACTIVITIES IN GNMS Ghana Tunda

(a.l.m.: the success story from Tamilnadu to Ghana Tunda)




   WHEN A.L.M. WAS STARTED IN MY SCHOOL G.N.M.S. GHANA TUNDA IN 2010-11, IT WAS NOT SO NEW IN MY SCHOOL, BECAUSE WE HAD BEEN TEACHING LIKE A.L.M. WHEN OUR SCHOOL WAS COMBINED MIDDLE AND PRIMARY, ONLY ONE ROOM WAS FOR MIDDLE CLASSES. SO WE HAD TO USE GROUP TEACHING. 




  WE MADE SEVERAL GROUPS IN OUR CLASSES NAMED "BHOJPUR GROUP", "BHERAGHAT GROUP", "BHEEM BAITHIKA GROUP", "VAN VIHAR GROUP" ETC. IT WAS A NICE GROUP ACTIVITY LIKED BY THE STUDENTS AND THIS ACTIVITY WAS A VERY ATTRACTIVE POINT OF ACTIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY.

   WE USED LEADERSHIP QUALITY OF THE STUDENTS. SOME STUDENTS WERE VERY ACTIVE IN THAT SESSION. WE MADE THE MONITOR IN EACH CLASS. WE GOT ACTIVE RESPONSE TO SOME YOUNG STUDENTS OF THE VILLAGE. 

USING ATTRACTIVE LEARNING MATERIALS IN CLASSROOMS:


    SEVERAL TEACHING LEARNING MATERIALS WERE PREPARED BY THE STUDENTS. STUDENTS MADE THE TEACHING LEARNING MATERIALS IN GUIDANCE OF TEACHERS. SEVERAL LEARNING MATERIALS WERE PREPARED IN THE SCHOOL BASED ON A.L.M.; SUCH AS "THE IMPORTANCE OF TREES", "OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS" ETC. WE USED CARD SHEETS, PAPER CUTTINGS AND SEVERAL LOCALLY AVAILABLE RAW MATERIALS. IT WAS A VERY ATTRACTIVE ACTIVITY FOR STUDENTS IN THAT SESSION. WE USED CLASSROOM WALLS AS A LEARNING MATERIALS TOO. SEVERAL LEARNING STORIES WERE PASTED ON THE CLASSROOM WALLS; SUCH AS "THE SEASONS: - WINTER, SUMMER, RAINS AND SOME STORIES OF "THE STORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE MAN". THESE TEACHING LEARNING MATERIALS MADE OUR CLASSROOMS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE. WE LEARNED WITH OUR STUDENTS WITH THE HELP OF THE "WALLS", "ACTIVITIES" AND "TALKING". WE HAVE TO ORGANIZE EDUCATIONAL EXCURSION TOO TO BRING ACTIVENESS AMONG THE STUDENTS. AND WE GOT SOME AMAZING RESULTS OF THESE ACTIVITIES. YES, WE INTRODUCED A.L.M. IN OUR SCHOOL SUCCESSFULLY.

     
   WE HAD INTRODUCED "MIND MAP" AS AN INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE IN OUR SCHOOL. SO MIND MAP WAS VERY LIKED BY THE STUDENTS. 






     ACTIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY IS A SMART LEARNING METHODOLOGY. A.L.M. HAS MANY ADVANTAGES AND IT IS A STUDENT FRIENDLY METHODOLOGY AS WELL AS A TEACHER FRIENDLY METHODOLOGY. A LOT OF GREAT WORK IS DONE BY RAJYA SHIKSHA KENDRA, CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU, INDIA) IN THE FIELD OF ACTIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGY AND ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING.




A.L.M. WAS VERY SUCCESS IN OUR SCHOOL IN THAT SESSION (2010-11).


   MR. SURENDRA SHARMA, BLOCK GENDER CO-ORDINATOR (B.G.C.) TOLD ME 2 YEARS BEFORE TO WRITE "A.L. M. SAFALTA KI KAHANI" (THE SUCCESS STORY OF A.L.M.). HE INSPIRED ME TO WRITE THIS STORY.


Active Learning Methodology and Activity Based Learning are two interesting teaching methodologies which are quite different than traditional methods of teaching. The main attractive points of these methods are that they are attractive and effective. Tamil Nadu is the first state of India who did a great work in these methodologies. In school education especially primary and middle schools there are always a need of active learning methodologies.


Anil Sahu

Note: There is more information about ALM and ALM Lesson Plan: 

Active Learning Methodology – English



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October 23, 2012 at 2:07 PM ×

यह अच्छी कार्ययोजना है। इसका प्रचार प्रसार होना चाहिए। इन कार्यक्रमों को सरकारी ही नहीं तो असरकारी संसाधनों के माध्यमों से सुदूर ग्रामीण अंचलों में भी ले जाना चाहिए।

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August 19, 2016 at 10:02 AM ×

This activity is so nice and powerful for mental and physical development of students and teachers as well.

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