MIND MAP DRAWN BY VIII STANDARD STUDENTS IN HISTORY - RESEARCH ANALYSIS
Keywords:Active learning methodology (ALM), Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Mind map, communication skills, critical thinking, retention and Team work
Active Learning Methodology is a new concept in school education. This methodology is the recent implemented system by our government for high school and higher secondary schools. It is varied from traditional method. Use of these techniques in the classroom is vital because of their powerful impact upon students' learning. It is one of the great steps in the scheme of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) under this scheme, activity- based learning (ABL) is the method of education followed in the corporation schools of Tamilnadu. Chennai in 2003.In this method the Mind Map encourage the students in critical thinking and problem-solving. Also it can help the students to think with greater clarity to explore relationships between ideas and elements of an argument and to generate solutions to problems. Active learning is involving students directly and actively in the learning process itself. The main objectives of the present study are to know the activities of drawing mind map through ALM at the school. It focuses the Information retention, communication skills, and higher level thinking skills, teamwork, motivation and new learning resources. The teacher explains the drawing of the mind map and its concept. In psychology the teacher can allow them to draw with happily without any restrictions. The present study selected 105 students from government and corporation schools and analyzes the level of their drawing ability according to the subject concept. The study found that government school students were excellent in their work when compare to other schools. They have natural environment taste. It is one of the creative methods of teaching in the present educational system.
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