A curriculum is a framework for what students will learn each year they’re at school. An activity-based curriculum centers around active learning and presenting information to your students in a fun and interactive way. It’s a method of teaching that can be used with students in EYFS, KS1, or KS2.
An activity-based curriculum teaches students skills and knowledge through creative tasks and activities. Rather than passively listening to a teacher, students will complete assignments that practice vital skills and allow them to absorb information actively.
Benefits of an Activity-Based Curriculum
- They develop creative thinking skills. Using problem-solving games and activities is a great way to get children to think outside the box. Building these creative and reasoning skills is essential as children progress through school.
- They’re student-led. The focus in activity-based learning is on the student rather than the teacher. It engages children and gives them the tools to work things out themselves.
- It’s more fun! Games and activities are guaranteed to bring some fun into the classroom. Children will be developing skills without feeling like they’re learning.
- They can improve teamwork skills and help children feel included. Putting children into small groups for projects can be beneficial as it encourages them to be confident and makes everyone in the class feel like their contributions are essential.
- Children can remember critical information better. However, not all children learn best from simply writing down information. Activity-based learning engages children with many different learning styles, benefitting visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.