Joyful Learning captures the thrill of true learning – curiosity, passion, fun, pride and sharing. Joyful learning speaks to both the learning process, where there is considerable evidence that a focus on technique that we would describe as 'joyful' are far more effective, and to an outcome that we believe should be valued highly termed as 'learning'.
Joyful Learning for Ryewood International School is engaging, empowering, and playful learning of meaningful content in a loving and supportive environment. Through the joyful learning process a student is always improving his/her knowledge of self and the world. Therefore we at AMET have appointed trained professionals for various activities chosen by the students according to their interests. What is more important to us is that we value joy in the learning process and a learning for life as an outcome.
Activities that happen inside schools have a deep and lasting effect on the mindset of children and this develops toward lifelong learning. We at Ryewood International School offer the following Joyful Learning Options – Film Club, Music, Art, Taekwondo, Yoga, General Knowledge, Kathak (the Indian dance form), Roller Skating and Sports.
If we want students to be charged with enthusiasm, if we want them to see school and learning as joyful, we need to rethink how and what we teach. Many of the things we remember most easily were learned with song. Students are asked to create songs and rhythm when learning something new which they will remember much longer and have an easier time retrieving the information from memory. People like to create things. The list of what students can create across the curriculum is virtually limitless - posters, models, diagrams, paintings, and sculpting.
Excursions are a must, especially for students. They have a great educational value. That is why AMET often organizes excursions for the students. Apart from educating students and exposing them to various experiences, it is a great means of recreation. An excursion is not just a pleasure trip. It is an extension of the classrooms and an out of the box creative learning.
When students leave their familiar surroundings and stay with their peer group and teachers for a few days, they develop qualities like self-confidence, responsibility, punctuality, self-reliance, tolerance and above all general knowledge. The students get first-hand knowledge of people and places while going on these excursions. They also engage in adventurous and educational activities. They are exposed to different types of cuisines, cultures and traditions. This is an eye-opener for most of them to face the adversities in life. In this process a student is groomed, prepared and exposed to the nuances of life. Thus it brings out leadership qualities and survival instincts in the students to face the world. An excursion also gives them a first hand experience in service and community living.
Over the past years, the school has taken Students for excursions to various states of India to help them explore their country geographically, historically and scientifically. In these excursions the students have travelled the length and breadth of the country. They have visited Mumbai, Goa, Mahableshwar, Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Ooty, Mysore, Bangalore, Shimla, Manali, Kochi, Trivandrum and Kanyakumari.
Field Trips are a part and parcel of a student’s life. School Field Trips are primarily self-guided and a hands on experience, which lets the teacher plan a trip that best meets the needs of his/her curriculum. Field trips increase the children's knowledge through active practical experience. For adding pragmatism to the topic of study and for increasing student knowledge and understanding of the subject, student field trips are beneficial. They bridge the gap between education and experience. We have taken our students for field trips to various places like Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Volkswagen Factory, TATA Hydel Power Station, Kelkar Museum, Karla and Bhaja Caves, Lagoona Resort, Friday Market, different manufacturing units at the local MIDC, banks, post office and supermarkets. Learning at Ryewood International School does not end within the four walls of the class room.