Hands-On Learning at Happy Minds International
“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori
It is true that children learn and exhibit what they experience and not merely what they hear or see. It is the responsibility of the educational system to nurture kids’ curiosities and empower them with enriching experiences so that they grow into strong and confident individuals.
Field trips are an integral part of Happy Minds International’s curriculum and play an important role in strengthening classroom learning. Based on Howard Gardener’s multiple intelligence theory, HMI’s rich curriculum focuses on nourishing different abilities in children. It is elaborate and is designed by the competent team of HMI teachers. Based on children’s environment and familiar experiences, various themes and concepts are chosen. These themes are modified and adapted according to child’s age and milestones. The trips are planned quite meticulously, keeping children’s needs in mind. The child to staff ratio is maintained well, the requirements are discussed with the parents and the plans are executed with parents’ consensus.
Children, too, love to explore the surroundings especially when they are doing it with their classmates. They make full use of the liberty provided to find answers to their inquisitive minds. In fact, the trips are designed in a fashion that kids learn much more than the particular subject. At Happy Minds International, field trips are one of the best ways to inculcate life-skills.
At Happy Minds International, kids are given the space to explore and experiment. It is a fun way to ensure that the little minds learn social interaction, entertainment, community awareness, information about new places, self affirmation, connecting the classroom learning to the real world and the knowledge application. It is the most comprehensive way to shape a child’s personality.