Introducing innovative, inclusive and alternate methods of learning.
TEACH understands that effective learning must be fun, engaging and interactive. We believe every child deserves an opportunity for education and to develop academically.
The Alternative Learning Program promotes new ways of learning that encourage every child to participate, regardless of ability. The project aims to make learning fun, introduce an element of healthy competition and encourage thinking outside of the box.
Alternative and creative teaching methods within schools are extremely rare and techniques tend to be very traditional. They involve repetition and systematic learning, where children are encouraged to repeat what they are told, but not to think analytically or against the norm. In a lesson of 50 or more children, it is also difficult to concentrate in a typical classroom setting. This often means that some children get left behind and quickly drop out of any academia.
Alternative learning methods allow children to interact and learn in a different way. It is proven that when children enjoy and engage with their subject, they are much more likely to learn and are more likely to attend school.
TEACH has introduced the Learning Landscape approach by Project H, a humanitarian design organisation, to create new and innovative ways of learning.
The Learning Landscape is a scalable, tyre grid system for primary education. The grid provides an opportunity to combine active movement and competition with the normal curriculum. Children can be asked questions and they must find the tyre with the correct answer. Simple and effective! Although originally designed for maths, it can be used and adapted for any subject and age group.
A grid is constructed using old tyres and bright paints. Teachers are then trained in various subject areas and educational games, and encouraged to develop their own ideas on how the Learning Landscape can be used as a tool for their lessons. This successfully provides an outdoor classroom framework for fun and engaged learning.