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Have fun while you master science with our Hands-on, Experiential Maths & Science programmes from the comfort of your home.

Make things that work, deepen conceptual understanding and develop 21st Century Skills

25 / 50 hour programmes with convenient material kit and workbook options

Learner Outcomes on Thinktac

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ThinkTac Process / Pedagogy

ThinkTac Pedagogy

Socrates rightly said, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”

Only knowledge is not sufficient to make students succeed in the world. Students need to attain 21st century skills like problem-solving, creativity, innovation, metacognition, communication etc. to endure in the modern world.

ThinkTac uses a unique pedagogy that leverages experiential learning to help children make discoveries and acquire knowledge first hand, instead of hearing or reading about others’ experiences. This active learning is extended into development of 21st century skills by engaging observational and thinking skills within a real world context.

Make, Play

TACtivities are designed to be made with simple, unprocessed materials. If you have not purchased ThinkTac kits, you can collect the material needed at home or nearby stores for many TACtivities.

Understand the process by reviewing the DIY guides and videos. Make the TACtivity referring to the steps prescribed. Cut, tie, snip, pierce, glue and make your TACtivity work. Login to unLab or reach out to us in case you need any clarifications.

Observe, Record, Share

Refer to our observation worksheet and figure out the key phenomenon that need to be observed. Use the worksheet as your guide to manipulate variables, observe and then record what you see. 

 

Upload the pictures of your TACtivity and the worksheets on unLab. 

Keep common measuring instruments like a kitchen weighing scale, protractor etc., that are needed for the observations, handy.

Hyphothesise

Formative assessment, some of them included in the worksheets guide in constructing  knowledge rather than just passively take in information. The process guides you to reflect upon the experiences, and build your own representation of the phenomenon. It also encourages incorporating new information into their pre-existing knowledge and associated topics.

Understand

Attend a class with your teacher or a ThinkTac educator webinar to connect your experiences and observation with curriculum concepts.

Verbalise your hypothesis and  conceptual understanding and learn the formal terms and definitions. 

Explore real life applications of the concept and associated concepts. Refine your hypothesis with additional information and perspectives.

Explore, Innovate

Extend conceptual understanding, seek additional information and connect with other concepts. 

Make variations and innovate the TACtivity using the SCAMPER framework (Substitute, Combine, Adapt,Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate and Reverse.

Develop 21st Century Skills

Participate in the formative assessment, designed to build on the experiences and develop higher order thinking skills. 

The competencies addressed include critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, science & maths literacies.

ThinkTac Programme Features

Fun and Engaging

TACtivities are fun and engaging. Coupled with the unique way of introducing concepts and linkages to real life examples, topics cease to be dull and boring.

Experiential, Hands-On Learning

Ensures active participation of the learner, as compared to a passive role in chalk-and-talk learning. Make, discover and experiment with knowledge first-hand. 

Individual Experience

Creating something unique entirely by themselves fosters a sense of ownership and enables continued exploration beyond the classroom. The artefacts find a place of pride in the hearts of the child.

Creativity and Innovation

Innovate and develop creative thinking skills by creating variations and new designs. Use the SCAMPER framework (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate and Reverse).

Competency Based Education

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21st Century Skills

Engages learners in competency development in concrete, real life scenarios. Addresses 8 (of the 16) 21st Century Skills directly, leading to broader and life-long benefits. 

Curriculum Integration

500+ activities cover 70% of the NCERT K10 Science and Maths curriculum. TACtivities are selected to address important and difficult concepts and related topic foundations in depth.

Pedagogical Integration

Proven pedagogical elements integrated include Zone of proximal development, Bloom’s taxonomy, SCAMPER creativity, 5E instructional model and Kolb’s experiential cycle. 

Teacher Empowerment

A structured training programme, WhatsApp support and extensive digital content ensure effective preparation before a session. Vibrant community assists collaboration and showcasing.

Unprocessed Materials

Most of the materials are unprocessed and, in most cases, repurposed. This approach, coupled with teacher facilitation, creates the platform for children to make, remake, tinker and rebuild activities.

Assessment for Learning

Observations and quizzes, together with pictures of the TACtivities enable assessment of child’s participation and progress. Assessment channels includes unLab, WhatsApp and traditional printed workbooks

Guided Tracks

Guided tracks with 1-3 hours live webinars at convenient times  guide the learners through making, observation and concept  connection. Nudges, resources and formative assessment catalyse learning.

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ThinkTac Advantage

Fun and Engaging

TACtivities are fun and engaging. Coupled with the unique way of introducing concepts and linkages to real life examples, Science ceases to be dull and boring

Learning Outcomes

With improved conceptual clarity and increased interest, students perform better on test their science scores. The engaging with also rubs-off on other subjects

Curriculum Mapped, Full Coverage

The programme is mapped to the curriculum of a child covering over 80% of the topics with TACtivities. For the remaining topics, we have curated resources.

 

Experiential Hands On Learning

Experiential learning ensures active participation of the learner, as compared to a passive role in didactic learning. Our programme is designed around the Kolb’s model, where one makes discoveries and experiments with knowledge first hand, instead of hearing or reading about others’ experiences. 

 

Problem based Learning, Scaffolds

The learning process is designed to specifically engage students in Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking in concrete, real life scenarios. These skills lead to much broader and life-long benefits, even outside the sciences.

 

Educator Facilitated, Regular Feedback

An Educator responsible for each cohort. The Child uploads a photo / video after each TACtivity which is reviewed by the Educator, keeping track of the progress of every child. The Educator provides additional assignments based on the current competency levels using a scaffold approach.

 

Multiple Modalities

Usage of multiple modalities including TACtivities, Classroom tools, Video lessons and Games reinforce concepts without the need for rote learning

Games

Games designed for a better understanding the TACtivity and the related scientific topics are available for most topics. The games are designed as an exploration with subsequent levels dwelling deeper into the topic.

Learning Management System

A full featured LMS offers access to Videos and Guides covering the TACtivity as well as the scientific topics related to them. Children have access to forums, enabling collaboration within the cohort.

Virtual Classrooms

Our Educators conduct a Virtual Classroom using Google Hangout every few weeks to answer queries and provide guidance.

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