Trichy, Feb: 23: Primary students SEVAI run schools with Government aid longer depend on rote learning process in their formative years as the education teaching system transformed the teaching-learning process for Class I to Class IV, with a focus on targeting students in primary sections to provide them with more conceptual-based learning. The curriculum is based on activity-based learning (ABL) process. For the students of SEVAI run Government Aided Elementary School, Bickchandarkoil and Mettumarudur classes mean a lot of fun. They do not carry textbooks or notebooks to school. They learn their lessons through various activities and do not fear examinations.
The Activity-Based Learning (ABL) programme started by SSA/SEVAI in these schools has made the process of learning easier for students."In this system of learning, no child sits idle in class," said S.Narmadha, Headmistress, Bichandarkoil. The programme is in progress in these two schools when we visited on the 23rd February along with Mrs. Elizabeth Walton, President, OFI. "We are planning to implement it in for fifth standard also of this school," the headmistress Kalaiammal of MettuMarudur said. The system follows a continuous evaluation method and gives ample opportunities even for slow learners to pick up the things taught in class. Each student was judged based on the level he or she reaches, said K.Xyian, Resource Person of the Activity-Based-Learning programme for these two schools from SEVAI."The best thing about the programme is that the students can be involved in the programme," said Balanithiya, a trainer of teachers for ABL programme. The students could learn their subjects through the computer. "When they see their lessons in animation, they will be motivated to learn more," Ramesh as student in Bichandarkoil said.