Monday, April 8, 2013

Our First ABL session

Today we had our first try at ABL.  Activity Based Learning encourages us to co-operate and manage our selves.  It encourages us to be creative and to problem solve.  It also lets us apply what we are learning in lots of different ways.  We did pretty well. The fruit and vege shop group are ready to expand into a cafe.  The dough group found it hard to cooperate and work sensibly in the art bay.  The design a healthy lunch box group came up with lots of creative ideas and they planned some delicous lunches.  The mobile group found it quite hard so we will make some changes tomorrow.  They wanted to have more choices and to be able to be more creative. 
The children will rotate to their next activity tomorrow and they will be encouraged to learn from the advice given by today's groups.  Some of the questions we think about at the end of a session are: What worked well? What didn't work well? What advice would I give to the next group? What did I learn by doing this activity? If I was to do this again what would I do differently?
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