What strategies are used in teaching EVS?
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What strategies are used in teaching EVS?

 Learning by doing. Children learn best by using practical, interactive, activity based methods in classrooms. Project-Based Learning-  Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.Students work on a project over an extended period of time – from a week up to few months– that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers. In order to answer a driving question and create high-quality work, students need to do much more than remember information. They need to use higher-order thinking skills and learn to work as a team.

  • Inquiry-Based Learning- It is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios.Inquiry-based learning is about students taking charge of asking the questions they want to explore. That requires meaningful participation from students along with teacher support. In this, the teacher introduces a new topic or concept. Students explore the topic through research, direct instruction, and hands-on activities.Then, students develop questions related to the topic, make predictions.Next, is the lengthiest part of inquiry learning. Students take the initiative, with appropriate teacher support, to discover answers, to find evidence to support or disprove and to conduct research.Having collected information and data, students develop conclusions and answers to their questions. They determine if their ideas are correct or have flaws. This may lead to more questions. Finally, all students can learn from each other at this point by presenting results. The teacher should guide discussions, encourage debate, more questions, and reflection.