31 Jul Learning by doing
Today’s topic: CONIL’s Learning by doing method.
At CONIL, we believe that the most relevant method for teaching both typical and atypical children is by helping them understand the environment they live in. Therefore, what better way to do so than by giving them first-hand experience into life as we know it?
We often asked ourselves, what do atypical children need to achieve in order to integrate into society? The answer: independence. This is how, at CONIL, we implemented our Learning by doing program. Its practicality made it easy to implement, as it is focusing on helping children do the tasks that adults usually do for them. Therefore, our staff is leading and teaching by example, showing the kids how to do the different tasks then letting them achieve it on their own. This method helps children achieve independence, which will later on improve their quality of life.
For example, at CONIL we are now preparing for our annual summer camp. However, both typical and atypical children are instructed to pack for themselves. This may come across as a simple task for most children, but this is not the case for children with disabilities.
For this, we believe that Learning by doing is an amazing method that helps both typical and atypical children reach a sense of independence, while improving their self-esteem at the same time.