Constructive Classrooms: An Innovative and Effective Learning Experience

Education is a means to prepare students for the future. Most of their adult lives will be based on the foundation that their schools create. The knowledge they gain and the experiences they garner will shape them into who they will become. But, do traditional teaching practices provide the right basis for life in the modern world?

The 21st-century students need to learn from a 21st-century pedagogical experience. To that end, NatureNurture’s constructive classrooms can help inculcate the skills required for students to be future-ready. NatureNurture’s constructive classrooms help shape expert learners.

Our constructive classroom is learner-centred. It revolves around students working towards achieving a better understanding of concepts through activities like peer discussions, collaborative projects and practical experiences. It promotes a better learning experience and the students are encouraged to take the responsibility of learning into their own hands.

In these classrooms, teachers no longer play the role of a lecturer. They merely act as facilitators; guiding students towards a deeper learning experience. To influence critical thinking, the teachers keep the students engaged in thought-provoking and meaningful conversations with one another. This is accomplished through the use of open-ended questions and classroom activities. The students, in quest of completing the tasks presented before them, delve deeper into the topics and subsequently gain a greater understanding of the concepts involved.

The objective of a constructive classroom is for students to think critically and explore concepts on their own. Teachers influence a process-based pedagogical method where students create meaning and context through experiences, hypotheses and problem-solving. However, to further their understanding, it is necessary for teachers to address doubts through dialogues and debates. Nonetheless, students in a constructive classroom inculcate the skills which help them become greater learners and thinkers.

Considering that students are taking their education into their own hands, it does not serve well to have them assessed based on traditional pedagogical approaches. Students in a constructive classroom are not assessed based on rote-learning practices. However, they are assessed on a multi-level, self-evaluation approach. Teachers in these classrooms assess students based on observation, participation in activities, understanding and learning tasks, after which the students are asked to assess their own performances as well. This multi-level assessment approach helps students determine their own expectations and shortcomings. This in turn promotes self-reflection and helps every student grow as a learner.

Our constructive classroom pedagogical approach helps shape students into the learners they should be by removing the expectation that we unnecessarily place on them. By ignoring the competition and dependence on high grades, the focus is solely put on learning, which has been the objective all along. Using such classrooms, we can help shape our students into expert learners.

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