Seekhley Experiential Learning Program (SELP)

At Seekhley, we believe that students learn the best when they experience the concepts they study in books. SELP is designed to be a hands-on learning program which ignites a passion for ‘learning by doing’ in students. It is a non-disruptive solution that builds on top existing curriculum of schools. At its core, the program consists of a set of well researched and engaging ‘experiential learning activities’, lesson plans for students and effective assessment methods. The program also supports students in effective career planning through counselling sessions with successful industry professionals. It includes on-site support and a seasoned implementation methodology customized as per the needs of the school.

Features

  • Aligned with course curriculum - Seekhley activities are closely aligned with the curriculum topics that are being taught to the children in their classrooms
  • Backed by extensive research - Activities are designed after careful and extensive research so that the students have the best experience
  • Student-centered learning pedagogy - Activities are structured around the students so that they get personalized learning and have fun while learning.
  • Interdisciplinary- Seekhley activities are not limited to just one discipline, we make sure that each activity leads to the students learning multiple concepts.
  • Gamified- Children learn better through gameplay - Seekhley activities ensure that the children enjoy while learning core concepts.

Program Details

Seekhley has various concept-based activities in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Computer programming, and Data Science. These have been rigorously tested for their accuracy and learning objective fulfilment. Seekhley has designed a specialised software for assisting in the delivery of activities, and the assessment is done through the Seekhley app. We also facilitate industry interaction through workshops, visits and seminars for the benefit of the students.

  • Activity Kits - Materials required for model making are provided by Seekhley
  • Activity Facilitators- Seekhley team comprises of experienced activity facilitators
  • Cognitive Skill Assessment- Based on the activity conducted and the associated learning outcomes, each student is assessed on their cognitive skill development.

Benefits

  • Boost confidence- When students are able to perform an activity on their own it increases their level of self-confidence and also inculcates a sense of inquisitiveness and scientific acumen in them.
  • Develop skills- The students develop thinking acumen, life skills and leadership qualities for success in their lives through the activities and also perform better on higher order thinking and application skills.
  • Enhance academic learning- The activities assist teachers by increasing the attentiveness and curiosity in the students, which in turn leads to improvement in academic performance through increased engagement with the academic curriculum
  • Help in career enrichment- The activities provide students the necessary tools to make them ready for a fast-paced career in the modern world. The students get an experience as to how the concepts they learn in school are linked to the outside world.
  • Customized Activities - Seekhley activities are flexible in the manner that they can be modified/ changed to suit the school’s needs. We also take into account the suggestions by the school and/ or teachers when the team designs new concept-based activities for the children.

Activity Types

Our activities are of three kinds and we let you choose the one which is most appropriate for you and want us to conduct in your school.

Curriculum Based:

Seekhley activities are in close alignment with the syllabus of CBSE/ ICSE/ Board syllabus so that the children have a clearer understanding of the concepts taught to them in the classrooms. We have activities in the following streams for the students of classes VI-X

  1. Mathematics
  2. Science
  3. Computer programming

Life Skill Development:

Apart from curriculum needs, children need all-round development and we have a special set of activities that are specially designed to help in the development of life skills in children. The schools can choose from our:

  1. Personal financial skill development
  2. Soft skill development
  3. Expeditions/ industrial visits

Career Development

Schools should not only give the students a good education but also help them in their career development. And, to help schools in this regard, Seekhley has a range of career development activities to help the children. These are:

  1. Professional workshops
  2. Career counselling
  3. Guest lectures

Seekhley Activity Experience

Seekhley activities are hands on activities focussing on learning by doing. The activities are designed to be experiential in nature and consists of lesson plans for students supported by effective assessment methods

Activity Design

Activities are designed to create right learning experiences for the students inspired by John Dewey’s research on good and bad experiences. Seekhley facilitators facilitating the activities are trained to make personalized experiences which stimulate the learning process in students. Seekhley activities are designed keeping in mind the cognitive development of the students. The age group is chosen based on guidelines of Jean Piaget’s research. The activities designed for students for age group 7-11 would be different from the activities designed for students in the 11+ age group. According to which students after the age of 11 enters the formal operational stage. At this age group, the children become capable of seeing multiple potential solutions to problems and think scientifically about the world around them. Seekhley Activities are designed so that when student performs the activity he goes through all stages of David Kolb’s experiential learning model. Seekhley activity facilitators are experienced in their role of providing the learner with the best activity experience and also aid in their experiential learning process. Seekhley activities are conducted using activity kits containing a set of carefully designed hand-outs, hint cards and everyday materials that are required for model making. Material used is from our daily life which the students can easily avail if they wish to repeat the activity at home.

Activity Conceptualisation

In this stage, the students are given an overview of the activity which inculcates curiosity in them. The activity facilitator introduces to students the learning objectives associated with the activity. After the objectives are made clear, a pre-video is shown to them that is made by the Seekhley team to give a concise view of the activity. The students are also told about the real-life application of the concepts and they are encouraged to come up with applications on their own

Activity Experience

In the activity experience stage, the students start the model-making to get a hands-on experience of the concept and they feel a sense of responsibility for that particular task. The students start planning on how to do the activity and divide amongst themselves the specific roles of the designer, expert, executive, and presenter and fulfil their responsibilities accordingly. Once they start brainstorming, they are able to generate new ideas and start questioning the facilitators to clear their doubts. Since this stage sees them directly applying the concepts learnt in the pre-activity stage, it leads them to better understand the concepts. The manner in which the students in the activity process make decisions, how they work, and reach the end goals form a part of group dynamics. The cognitive skills of the students get developed by working on the application based on the concept. Their retention levels increase and the excitement level for studying increases as well. While the activity is performed by the students, the activity facilitators continuously help them and assess them on activity performance.

Activity Reflection

Students reflect on the entire process to see how well they were able to understand and experience the concept. The facilitators discuss with them the learnings gained through the activity. Each team is asked to present their model in front of their classmates which develops their self-confidence and presentation skills. Other teams are expected to listen, interpret and observe so that they are able to see the difference in their models in comparison with others. During the process, Seekhley’s web application runs in the background. It has relevant information about the activity and its various stages, students can refer to it when they need help in performing the activity

Active Experimentation

Students can revisit the activity at home using web application at seekhley.com. They can try out more activities there as well. In addition to the current activity the students can try out more activities using the web application

Student Assessment

Seekhley assessments are designed with the help of Benjamin Blooms’ cognitive and psychomotor theories. Seekhley learners are tested on their application of concepts, analysis of results, creation of models, evaluation of models they created, the precision of their models and interpretation of knowledge delivered by the facilitators. Assessments are subtle discussions to check application and analysis of concepts, observations for soft and behavioral skills and process to check for creation, evaluation, precision and interpretation. Activity report is sent to the school with an analysis of the students’ performance based on their cognitive, soft and behavioural skill development.

Process Evaluation

Seekhley process is evaluated as per Kirkpatrick’s model. Feedback in all forms is taken to make the process self-improving. Reaction of students including behavioral changes is observed during the activity process. Students are assessed during and post activity to keep track of their learning. This helps in understanding the degree to which targeted outcomes occur as a result of the training and support. Data is collected as feedback from teachers and students over a period of time with respect to how Seekhley’s intervention is making a difference. Student’s learning parameters are tracked over a period of time to create a learning curve which will enable students/teachers to identify the weak and strong areas

Seekhley Experiential Learning Program (SELP)

At Seekhley, we believe that students learn the best when they experience the concepts they study in books. SELP is designed to be a hands-on learning program which ignites a passion for ‘learning by doing’ in students. It is a non-disruptive solution that builds on top existing curriculum of schools. At its core, the program consists of a set of well researched and engaging ‘experiential learning activities’, lesson plans for students and effective assessment methods. The program also supports students in effective career planning through counselling sessions with successful industry professionals. It includes on-site support and a seasoned implementation methodology customized as per the needs of the school.

  • Aligned with course curriculum - Seekhley activities are closely aligned with the curriculum topics that are being taught to the children in their classrooms
  • Backed by extensive research - Activities are designed after careful and extensive research so that the students have the best experience
  • Student-centered learning pedagogy - Activities are structured around the students so that they get personalized learning and have fun while learning.
  • Interdisciplinary- Seekhley activities are not limited to just one discipline, we make sure that each activity leads to the students learning multiple concepts.
  • Gamified- Children learn better through gameplay - Seekhley activities ensure that the children enjoy while learning core concepts.

Program Details

Seekhley has various concept-based activities in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Computer programming, and Data Science. These have been rigorously tested for their accuracy and learning objective fulfilment. Seekhley has designed a specialised software for assisting in the delivery of activities, and the assessment is done through the Seekhley app. We also facilitate industry interaction through workshops, visits and seminars for the benefit of the students.

  • Activity Kits - Materials required for model making are provided by Seekhley
  • Activity Facilitators- Seekhley team comprises of experienced activity facilitators
  • Cognitive Skill Assessment- Based on the activity conducted and the associated learning outcomes, each student is assessed on their cognitive skill development.

Benefits

  • Boost confidence- When students are able to perform an activity on their own it increases their level of self-confidence and also inculcates a sense of inquisitiveness and scientific acumen in them.
  • Develop skills- The students develop thinking acumen, life skills and leadership qualities for success in their lives through the activities and also perform better on higher order thinking and application skills.
  • Enhance academic learning- The activities assist teachers by increasing the attentiveness and curiosity in the students, which in turn leads to improvement in academic performance through increased engagement with the academic curriculum
  • Help in career enrichment- The activities provide students the necessary tools to make them ready for a fast-paced career in the modern world. The students get an experience as to how the concepts they learn in school are linked to the outside world.
  • Customized Activities - Seekhley activities are flexible in the manner that they can be modified/ changed to suit the school’s needs. We also take into account the suggestions by the school and/ or teachers when the team designs new concept-based activities for the children.

Activity Types

Our activities are of three kinds and we let you choose the one which is most appropriate for you and want us to conduct in your school.

Curriculum Based:

Seekhley activities are in close alignment with the syllabus of CBSE/ ICSE/ Board syllabus so that the children have a clearer understanding of the concepts taught to them in the classrooms. We have activities in the following streams for the students of classes VI-X

  1. Mathematics
  2. Science
  3. Computer programming

Life Skill Development:

Apart from curriculum needs, children need all-round development and we have a special set of activities that are specially designed to help in the development of life skills in children. The schools can choose from our:

  1. Personal financial skill development
  2. Soft skill development
  3. Expeditions/ industrial visits

Career Development

Schools should not only give the students a good education but also help them in their career development. And, to help schools in this regard, Seekhley has a range of career development activities to help the children. These are:

  1. Professional workshops
  2. Career counselling
  3. Guest lectures

Seekhley Activity Experience

Seekhley activities are hands on activities focussing on learning by doing. The activities are designed to be experiential in nature and consists of lesson plans for students supported by effective assessment methods

Activity Design

Activities are designed to create right learning experiences for the students inspired by John Dewey’s research on good and bad experiences. Seekhley facilitators facilitating the activities are trained to make personalized experiences which stimulate the learning process in students. Seekhley activities are designed keeping in mind the cognitive development of the students. The age group is chosen based on guidelines of Jean Piaget’s research. The activities designed for students for age group 7-11 would be different from the activities designed for students in the 11+ age group. According to which students after the age of 11 enters the formal operational stage. At this age group, the children become capable of seeing multiple potential solutions to problems and think scientifically about the world around them. Seekhley Activities are designed so that when student performs the activity he goes through all stages of David Kolb’s experiential learning model. Seekhley activity facilitators are experienced in their role of providing the learner with the best activity experience and also aid in their experiential learning process. Seekhley activities are conducted using activity kits containing a set of carefully designed hand-outs, hint cards and everyday materials that are required for model making. Material used is from our daily life which the students can easily avail if they wish to repeat the activity at home.

Activity Conceptualisation

In this stage, the students are given an overview of the activity which inculcates curiosity in them. The activity facilitator introduces to students the learning objectives associated with the activity. After the objectives are made clear, a pre-video is shown to them that is made by the Seekhley team to give a concise view of the activity. The students are also told about the real-life application of the concepts and they are encouraged to come up with applications on their own

Activity Experience

In the activity experience stage, the students start the model-making to get a hands-on experience of the concept and they feel a sense of responsibility for that particular task. The students start planning on how to do the activity and divide amongst themselves the specific roles of the designer, expert, executive, and presenter and fulfil their responsibilities accordingly. Once they start brainstorming, they are able to generate new ideas and start questioning the facilitators to clear their doubts. Since this stage sees them directly applying the concepts learnt in the pre-activity stage, it leads them to better understand the concepts. The manner in which the students in the activity process make decisions, how they work, and reach the end goals form a part of group dynamics. The cognitive skills of the students get developed by working on the application based on the concept. Their retention levels increase and the excitement level for studying increases as well. While the activity is performed by the students, the activity facilitators continuously help them and assess them on activity performance.

Activity Reflection

Students reflect on the entire process to see how well they were able to understand and experience the concept. The facilitators discuss with them the learnings gained through the activity. Each team is asked to present their model in front of their classmates which develops their self-confidence and presentation skills. Other teams are expected to listen, interpret and observe so that they are able to see the difference in their models in comparison with others. During the process, Seekhley’s web application runs in the background. It has relevant information about the activity and its various stages, students can refer to it when they need help in performing the activity

Active Experimentation

Students can revisit the activity at home using web application at seekhley.com. They can try out more activities there as well. In addition to the current activity the students can try out more activities using the web application

Student Assessment

Seekhley assessments are designed with the help of Benjamin Blooms’ cognitive and psychomotor theories. Seekhley learners are tested on their application of concepts, analysis of results, creation of models, evaluation of models they created, the precision of their models and interpretation of knowledge delivered by the facilitators. Assessments are subtle discussions to check application and analysis of concepts, observations for soft and behavioral skills and process to check for creation, evaluation, precision and interpretation. Activity report is sent to the school with an analysis of the students’ performance based on their cognitive, soft and behavioural skill development.

Process Evaluation

Seekhley process is evaluated as per Kirkpatrick’s model. Feedback in all forms is taken to make the process self-improving. Reaction of students including behavioral changes is observed during the activity process. Students are assessed during and post activity to keep track of their learning. This helps in understanding the degree to which targeted outcomes occur as a result of the training and support. Data is collected as feedback from teachers and students over a period of time with respect to how Seekhley’s intervention is making a difference. Student’s learning parameters are tracked over a period of time to create a learning curve which will enable students/teachers to identify the weak and strong areas