ACT has developed Creative Teaching Model which encourages learning for life and pushes the learners to reflect on the who they are, what is their field of interest, how they could become socially and emotionally competent and relevant .The learners have varied interest, motivation levels, and have different learning styles and the fact remains that unless the teacher understands the learner completely, the process of learning will not be authentic. In order to reduce the gap between the theory and its application in the classroom and deal with the complex trends and focus on the development of a strong personal ethic, we have proposed a simple yet comprehensive teaching model. This model also enhances the understanding of the learning directed at the brain through the heart. It is a concise amalgamation of the various learning theories without the jargon and the technicalities. It also addresses a lacunae most confusing for the teachers in the classroom …… how to reach out to the learners and transform their attitudes and support them in managing their emotions.
It is a method when the teaching style of the teacher matches with the learning style of the learners.
Thus, learning becomes a joyous and rewarding experience.
The Creative Teaching Model is a simple teaching learning philosophy which dictates the curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment. It consists of four domains.
Life-Skills are the basic abilities required for an individual in today’s world to transact day-to-day situations in an effective way. It enables students to acquire competencies and extend their learning from the classroom to real life situations. The modules provide an experiential learning and interactive culture among the students. The programme addresses skills to help students to become a better learner and handle day-to-day situations confidently.
Life-Skills Programme is a skill centric approach to learning. The programme comprises of activities which are facilitated through different techniques like role play, mind mapping, brainstorming, debate, painting etc, making an effective and fun-filled learning.
ACT has undertaken research in developing 42 life skills modules and has submitted to Government of Karnataka. We take pride in stating that the modules are being used at government schools.
The modules developed by ACT are as below:
|Self – Smart||People – Smart||Work-Smart|
|The joy of creativity||Persuasive communication||Introduction to the professional world|
|The creative me||Common errors in English Usage||Preparing a resume|
|My goals||Group discussion||Writing a cover later|
|Taking my decisions||Conversing in different situations||Grooming and etiquette|
|Managing my time||Presentation skills||Facing interviews – different rounds and types – written, face to face, stress, telephonic|
|Handling stress||Listening skills||Creating the right impression|
|Handling anger||The Power of words||Facing interviews – types of questions – case questions, situational questions, brain teasers|
|Solving problems||Impromptu speaking||Analytical skills in interview|
|Managing conflicts||Overcoming blocks in creativity||Creativity and innovation|
|My physical well-being||Winning friends and inflencing people||Work-place communication|
|Handling my emotions||Working with others/ team||Critical thinking|
|Leadership skills||Negotiation Skills||The attitude for success|
|My values||Verbal reasoning ability|