Give Examples Of Contextual, Integrated Learning And How It Benefits Students

Give Examples Of Contextual, Integrated Learning And How It Benefits Students

Contextual learning helps student’s process new information that is given to them in a way that makes sense to them in their own world of memory and response. There are many other terms used to describe contextual learning including:

  • Hands on experience
  • Real world education
  • Active learning
  • Integrated learning
  • Project based learning
  • School to career
  • Applied learning

The importance of this type of learning is so that the child’s mind naturally seeks meaning and context in the subjects they are being taught. Therefore, this type of learning can occur in a number of different places; in the classroom, a laboratory, a computer lab, outside, or place of work.  Because of the flexibility of this type of learning a teacher can design a learning environment which incorporates many different forms of experience, including social, cultural, physical and psychological.

So contextual learning:

  • Gives meaning, relevance and usefulness to learning
  • Allows change to occur in the classroom
  • Allows teaching to be more fun
  • Be understood by the student; and
  • Apply to a frame of reference or have context to the

Examples of Contextual Learning:

 

ENGLISH

India's food-grains production has hovered around a fifth of a billion tones mark in recent years. More than self-sufficient, India frequently exports its surpluses. India in 55 years has emerged from famine ridden colonial times, as a famine free Republic. Its population has nearly tripled in that period. More significantly, India in 1947, lost some of its most fertile lands. But she has managed to stand up and falsify many prophesies of doom. India was the greatest success story of the Green Revolution. Although today her agriculture is at a cross- roads again, the Green Revolution of the sixties gained some crucial decades for India in which to rethink her way forward. The Revolution is also worth remembering for India's capacity for collective action. Pause a while therefore, before you decry India's administration for every ill in the land.

TASK 1

Based on the inputs given above and the information that you gather on ‘Green Revolution’, write a conversation between you and an Indian farmer highlighting the present scenario of agriculture in India.

TASK 2

Make a Brochure on ‘Agriculture’ and its importance. You may use illustrations, collect data etc. for better appeal.

MATHEMATICS

The primary intent of Mathematics for Agriculture is to provide a relevant review of basic arithmetic, statistical interpretation, and algebraic concepts to prepare students for mathematics involved in other agriculture and horticulture courses. The application problems use current and realistic agricultural situations similar to those encountered by professionals engaged in agriculturally related occupations and industries. Because the math skills required in solving problems in the text range from the very simple to the more challenging. Math plays an important part in everyone's life, but the increasing complexity of agricultural technology makes it mandatory that workers in agricultural occupations have skills in the analysis and solution of mathematical problems.

 

TASK 1: Prepare a colorful Booklet representing the statistics of Agriculture in India since 1960’s using statistical tools like Bar charts, Pie diagrams, Graphs ....etc and also calculate the Mean, Median and Mode crop wise.

Use the following points:

  • Maximum 10 pages.
  • Must have introduction, bibliography and Acknowledgement
  • Use relevant text and pictures.
  • Use the internet but do not cut, copy and paste.

 

TASK 2: Make a PPT on Probability analysis of the factors involved in crop yield.

Use the following points:

  • Maximum 10 slides.
  • Use relevant text and pictures.

SCIENCE

Pest control is at least as old as agriculture, as there has always been a need to keep crops free from pests. In order to maximize food production, it is advantageous to protect crops from competing species of plants, as well as from herbivores competing with humans.

When not controlled, pests can cause a great deal of damage to gardens, businesses and households. They can spread disease, consume vegetables and plants and destroy homes. Thus, various pest control methods have been employed to deal with them.

TASK 1- Pest control and Advantages and disadvantages of pest control methods

  • Make collage work on various methods of Pest control on A4 size colored papers.
  • The collage work should be on 2 papers numbered 19, 20 and page 21 will have report on advantages and disadvantages of pest control methods.
  • Each paper should have few photos along with the relevant matter.
  • The work should be done very neatly and accurately.

TASK 2- Test the nature of soil used in Agriculture using  pH scale and Tabulate the values  in a neat Chart.

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Agriculture is the backbone of our Indian economy. Agricultural development is a precondition of our national prosperity. It is the main source of earning livelihood of the people. Nearly two-thirds of its population depends directly on agriculture. Agriculture provides direct employment to 70 percent of working people in the country. It is the main stay of India's economy.

TASK 1: Make a PPT on the various programs and policies of the Govt. of India to ensure food security in India.

Use the following points.

  • Maximum 15 slides.
  • Must have introduction, bibliography and acknowledgement.
  • Use relevant text and pictures.
  • Use the internet but do not cut, copy and paste.

Make a report on the following:

What is the impact of GLOBLIZATION on Indian Agriculture and Food Security? Attach a map showing major crops and their growing areas

TASK 2:

  • Make a Booklet Project on Green Revolution in India.
  • Should include relevant pictures and matter.
  • Should be informative