Methodology

With 95% renewal rates from schools and a sustained improvement (up to 50%)in learning out comes of the students, YELP is the most powerful way to teach children science and maths. Yardstick's 100% hands on (project based) curriculum of science and maths, 100% customizable to the needs of the schools, easy integration into the year plan as well as the lesson plans, and focus on implementation makes it the most

preferred partner for schools

In brief YELP is all about
SOLID HANDS ON CONTENT
1. 100% hands on learning and Inquiry
2. Experiment - Explore – Learn way of learning
3. Focus on real life applications
4. Activity sheets ensure learning
CUSTOMIZED TO THE SCHOOL REQUIREMENT
1. Mapped to the school curriculum
2. Choose the modules which are needed
3. Customize training needs
4. Customize delivery dates
ENSURING EXCELLENCE
1. Integrate to the Lesson plans
2. Integrate to he Year Plans

National Curriculum Framework - Guiding Principles

The National Curriculum Framework 2005 layout certain grounding principles on what should be taught and how. It brings attention to the fact that education is not a physical thing that can be delivered by the teacher, but a creative process rooted in the physical and cultural groundwork of the child and nourished through interaction. There is a dynamic process between teacher and child in the construction of knowledge.

In this light, the NCF has laid out certain guiding principles to be followed by schools and other educational institutions, to keep in mind the end result of education. Yardstick upholds the following principles recommended by the NCF in our programs and activities:

• Connecting knowledge to life outside the school

• Ensuring that learning shifts away from rote methods

What is hands-on learning?

Hands-on learning is becoming popular across the world in education for children. Through this method, children learn an abstract concept by action. Students are engaged in well-planned activities and experiences to introduce a concept or topic. These students do these activities in order to experience the concept instead of traditional engagements. Through this method, students achieve the highest level of understanding of concepts.

We at Yardstick believe in “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” We believe that learning should enable the students connect to real world; hands-on learning enables each child to learn concepts in his or her own unique way.

We can elaborate this by giving an example of teaching how to walk in a class room to emphasis on importance of hands on learning.

Why hands-on learning?