Sambhavam

Sambhavam in Sanskrit means 'EVENT', and in the context of learning at MNC, experiencing an event in real life situations reinforces the skills learnt in the school environment. This program is planned to enhance the skills taught in the classroom and specifically to assist children to:

  • Learn from real life experiences by planning of events outside school environment
  • Learn from peers
  • Reinforce learnt skills
  • Generalize skills in performing activities of daily living

Methodology

  • A specific theme is selected for each quarter of the academic year
  • Teachers plan the activity with parents and select the venue (for example parks, shopping malls)
  • The activity is carried out and recorded on video
  • Children are shown this video the next day to help them recall activities performed
  • Charts and props are prepared by children, parents and teachers together for a re-enactment of the visit
  • Reinforce skills generalized by visiting the venue again
  • Give a demonstration of the activities by recreating the scene.

Sambhavam was conducted during every quarter of the year 2016. The various places visited:

  • Museum
  • City Center Shopping Mall
  • Guindy Children’s Park
  • Golu at Valluvar Kottam
  • Journey in the Metro Train
  • Skywalk shopping Mall
  • Marina Beach
  • Jeeva Park

The children were accompanied by their parents, special educators and staff of MNC. They had a firsthand experience of all aspects of their outing. For example children stood in the queue and purchased a train ticket, listened to the guide at the Museum, chose articles in a shop and took them to the counter for billing etc.

Judging by the responses from the parents and children, the results are very encouraging. The children enacted the scenes of their visit at the centre shortly thereafter. The video taken during their outings was shown to the children and models were made by the Special educators and shown to them to reinforce the outing.

Sambhavam Photo Gallery