Creativity Instead of Rote Memorization
The curriculum of Empower the Children is based on an innovative language program developed by speech therapists in the USA. This curriculum focuses on learning readiness and socialization skills – providing a solid foundation in concepts and critical thinking. Students are actively engaged in order to stimulate their imaginations. Some of the teaching aids include:
- Musical instruments
An example of a lesson: A teacher brings a guitar to the classroom so that the children can hear how each string makes a different sound. Every child is given the guitar to hold and strum. The children then construct their own “cardboard guitars” using rubber bands for strings.
This activity-based learning is different from the traditional Indian style of teaching, which focuses on rote memorization.