It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education” - Albert Einstein
Taking a cue from the words of Einstein, an acronym was formulated at Suncity School revolving around ‘curiosity’, which is the main source of sustenance to glean knowledge for any human being. However, curiosity without focus, knowledge and skill is a rudderless ship unable to seek direction to the shore. Curiosity is instinctive but it requires a base of interest to enable learning. That is where a teacher’s role starts- to incite interest and to enable the child to reflect and, then, become curious enough to explore, investigate and learn, which manifests itself in ASK. Thus Learning in Suncity is defined as ‘ASK’ to ‘ASK-U’.
The acronym ASK represents the main aspects of learning –
To encapsulate learning, we sum up thus –
- Learning is embodied and concerned with human experiences -A
- Learning is interactive and social -S
- Learning is an integrated cognitive process -K
- Learning is an amalgamation of ‘observing, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and thereby creating’ -U
ASK involves learning through inter-disciplinary and multiple intelligence aided strategies based on the child’s learning style. Learning Strategies are always objective and outcome oriented, however, a repertoire of strategies must always complement the learning style of a child for optimum benefit.