www.geniekids.com Why? Whats my reason, my goal, my aim?
www.geniekids.com OPEN what was missing? No end, no one result, my exploration
www.geniekids.com procedural knowledge vs conceptual knowledge knowing v/s learning what do we stress on?
www.geniekids.com The X factor The X factor xperiencing xperimenting xploring xpressing
www.geniekids.com Finish the Horror story Some possible endings Horror Romantic Gruesome / Tragic Comedy Suspense Happily ever after Good wins over evil Evil wins over good etc Some possible themes Music Photosynthesis Open Minded Oral Hygenie (teeths) Profit and Loss Sensitive to others Dance - movement
www.geniekids.com 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. John Dewey
www.geniekids.com Dewey: Experiential Uses at least two senses Driven by the child – pace & space Reflection – we learn by doing only if we think about it Integration
www.geniekids.com What we do is to stir interest in the matter at hand, awaken enthusiasm for it, arouse a curiosity, kindle a feeling, fire up the imagination -- and now she, who is exposed in this fashion, goes on her own way… Professor Julius Sumner Miller Experiment
www.geniekids.com The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers Jean Piaget
www.geniekids.com Piaget: Experiment What Else? How else? Where Else? The biggest risk in trying it in a different way is that we might like the new one and hence shift to that!
www.geniekids.com Concept / Our Obj theme Key Guiding Questions What & How questions. What about ‘Why’ questions? Ideas – Use MI as framework Child’s Goal – “ What for” should I do it? Open Ended – create new results Thinking skills – more processes, different challenges
www.geniekids.com Key Guiding Questions What & How questions. What about ‘Why’ questions? Remember Uncle BloomsKnowledge W hat? W hat?Comprehend Why? Why?Apply Where I use? Where I use?Analyze How it works? How it works?Synthesis With what? With what?Value What Value? What Value?
www.geniekids.com Thinking Skills analyzeapplyarrangecategorizecombinecompareconcludeconnectdescribeestimategeneralizehypothesizeidentifyillustratejudgemeasurepredictseparatesummarizetabulatetest Add more processes, more challenges; more constraints
www.geniekids.com Read Read Read – collect ideas Read Read Read – collect ideas Accept Accept Accept – every idea is good – build on it Accept Accept Accept – every idea is good – build on it Variety, variety, variety – MI jindabad Variety, variety, variety – MI jindabad Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy – if its fun designing, it could be fun doing it Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy – if its fun designing, it could be fun doing it