What is the approach to teaching EVS?
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What is the approach to teaching EVS?

Most primary schools' curriculum are working on an Integrated approach which is child centered. This proposes ‘themes’ that allow for a connected and interrelated understanding to develop.An integrated curriculum aims to connect the theory learned in the classroom, with practical, real-life knowledge and experiences. An example of integrated multidisciplinary approach is, in Grade I & II topics on environment are taught through subjects of language and numeracy. The syllabus web has been developed within a child centered perspective of themes that provide a common interface of issues in social studies, sciences and environmental education. An integrated approach creates learning experiences that call on more than one discipline or subject such as cross-discipline assignments or units. Integrated approach  emphasizes on design and fabrication, estimation and measurement as a prelude to the development of technological and quantitative skills at later stages;

Integrated approach focuses on child centeredness  where learning primarily revolves around the child's maximum involvement of the child will be there in the teaching learning process. The child is no more a passive learner. In this approach children construct new knowledge based on their previous experiences. In this, the teacher's role is of a facilitator who guides the learner through the process. The child centric approach can be adopted through strategies like experiential learning, here the learning begins with actions and promotes reflective thinking by learners.