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Heutagogy For Primary School Children

Learning Beyond the Classroom by Vijaya Bhanu Kote, Andhrar Pradesh, India. A guide to introducing heutagogy to primary school children

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Heutagogy For Primary School Children

  1. 1. Name of the presenter : Vijaya Bhanu Kote Name of the Country : India Place of Experimentation : MPP School, PH Wada and MPUP School, KH Wada, Payakaraopeta, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India-531126 Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  2. 2. Involvement propagates learning naturally Don’t teach….Let them involve The main motto of Heutagogy  The main motto of Heutagogy for Primary School Children is to let them learn to conserve nature and build a sustainable world through their daily life activities!  We work towards sustainable, humane and progressive development. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  3. 3. Surely…. Your answer will be a big “NO” Children love playing and no one needs to ask them to play. They rush out to play though you order them to stay indoors. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  4. 4. This question triggered me for sometime when I started my job as a teacher. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  5. 5. I succeeded in training the students in self-learning. But the magic came into existence, when I started experimenting on self- determined learning. I worked on many methods Heutagogy defined Heutagogy is the study of self determined learning and applies a holistic approach to developing learner capabilities with the learner serving as “the major agent in their own learning, which occurs, as a result of personal experience” - Stewart Hase & Chris Kenyon (2OO7, p. 112) Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  6. 6. Vasudhaiva kutumbam  Everyone is a Global Citizen now.  We need citizens who can love the world like their own family.  We need citizens who can work on sustainable development.  We need citizens who can empower the world.  We need citizens who can save the planet. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  7. 7. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects Sustainability (3 R’s)  Self assessed, self evaluated, self revealed progress.  Children will say- “Assessment is a game for us. Let’s play”  They take care of their health on their own through healthy food and herbal treatments. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  8. 8. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  Two students serve as a doctor and a nurse.  They plan their diet and measure their heights and weights.  They do a pious deed once every month for the society.  They organize rally’s and public awareness programs once every month. Cont.. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  9. 9. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  They gather resources on their own for the process of learning, keeping in view the minimal usage of natural resources.  Every material prepared is low cost or no cost material.  They read books and discuss about them.  Drama is part and parcel of learning.  They do an experiment every day. Cont.. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  10. 10. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  They conserve nature.  They interact with people from various occupations and interests and learn from them.  The digital classroom activities and manual work go in parallel lines.  They are passionate towards learning what they wish to learn and frame methods for learning. Cont.. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  11. 11. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  They do projects on their own.  They prepare ppt’s for their lessons.  They use the computer as well as the surrounding environment for learning.  They make videos.  They teach each other. One group teaches the other and vice versa. Cont.. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  12. 12. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  They maintain an eco friendly property box.  They score marks in the magic box to win gifts every month.  Every child is given the opportunity to be the leader of the class/group based on improvement.  They learn through music, drama, games and drawing.  They involve parents and community in their activities. Cont.. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  13. 13. Magic Box It includes columns:  Attendance  Project Work  Discipline in Performing Activities  Work Place Neatness  Maintaining Gender Equality  Questioning  Empathy  Social Interactions The columns may increase or decrease according to the batch of students I deal with. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  14. 14. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  Story telling, story mending, story interaction through pictures, correlation and toys.  They give most priority to work place neatness.  They conduct science and art exhibitions.  Agriculture is a part of every student’s life. We say “We Did It” Not “I Did It” (There is nothing called mine. There is everything called Ours) Cont.… Doing on own (Everything) Do it by yourself…You can do it! I am here to facilitate! These are the only magical sentences. I use to see spell bound performances by the children. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  15. 15. Heutagogy for Primary School Children works on various aspects  They learn through games from a book by Siva Jasthi named 100 village games.  They go on field trips and write project reports. Those who cannot write, express through drawing and flow charts.  Natural resources are minimally used.  Class V students won gifts from Plan India and Grama Swaraj Samithi for their Eco- project last academic year. Their mode of education was featured in Plan India documentary. Cont.… Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  16. 16. Encouragement  Giving gifts for encouragement is always done.  After few months, the leader gives gifts for his team members like badges, appreciation slips or fruits.  After few more months, one group gives gifts for the other group who performed well.  This process eradicates Jealousy and enhances amity! Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  17. 17. Correlation  Displaying toys of a concept…  A grand picture drawn by 3,4 students simultaneously on the black board…  A situational approach…  A magical story including the children of the class as roles of the story….  We learn 6 subjects in a single session! Correlation worked wonders Children learnt the concepts of 6 subjects in a single session with lot of enjoyment, rejoicing, jumping, telling stories, enacting drama’s etc., Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  18. 18. Moral values One of the 6 subjects is moral values that is told in stories and played as the drama. The other 5 are:  The mother tongue  English language  Mathematics  Environmental Studies  Drawing Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  19. 19. Heutagogy-self determined learning When a child loves to do something on own, tries all methods to learn it until she/he achieves it and enjoys the process to the core…. What else do we need? Book on Heutagogy by Class V students My students of class V published their book on the concept of “Heutagogy” and how they succeeded in self-determined learning. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  20. 20. Global citizenship Now let us have a staunch stand on the concept of “Global citizenship” and “More Humane and Sustainable Globe” Life is all about getting involved Heutagogy is a splendid method of Education that can empower kids in every aspect, giving the best citizens to the world! Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  21. 21. Using social media to propagate Heutagogy We have a Facebook page and we upload all activities in it. https://www.facebook.com/MPUPSchoolKHWadaPayakaraopetaVisakhap atnam/ To understand Heutagogy Please visit: https://heutagogycop.wordpress.com/ Or Contact Stewart Hase or Chris Kenyon https://www.facebook.com/stewart.hase http://www.beyondbreak.com/blog-news/blog/2013/10/dr-stewart- hase-on-operational-excellence-heutagogy-11760/ http://epubs.scu.edu.au/gcm_pubs/99/ Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  22. 22. To understand Heutagogy Implement it and see! Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  23. 23. Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom
  24. 24. Thanks To my children who happen to be children first and students later. To my Head Masters and Colleagues. To my Education Department and Commissioner of Education. To my Government for supporting Innovative Experiments in Education. To Sri. Parakala Prabhakar Sir for his extended support towards my activities. To CCE Finland for giving the opportunity to present my experiment on the world dais. To my mentor Sri. Devineni Madhusudhan Rao for encouraging my efforts and constantly supporting my activities. To my soul mate Madhuri Jonnalagadda for constant support. To everyone involved in this experiment- My family ,My friends , Relatives , Community, Parents , Mentors and Donors . Heutagogy for Primary School Children | Learning Beyond the Classroom

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