What makes learning fun?
Fun learning means you’re enjoying and learning at the same time. Sometimes it is difficult to have fun while studying because the lessons are so complex. In order to have fun in learning, teachers give activities which can enhance their students’ talents and skills. Sometimes they use different visual aids and props to accompany this learning method. But now, it is made more exciting through the use of technology.
With the continuous innovation and rapid technological advancements that we’re experiencing, students can definitely take advantage of the technology and gadgets they have inside their classrooms. Technology plays a vital role in creating a more collaborative and fun learning environment that will allow students to proactively share their thoughts and ideas to one another.
Allowing the students to voice out their opinion will further improve the ideas they already have in mind. In this way, teachers may correct if their students are misinformed about a certain topic. Openness in the classroom will give students the freedom to express their thoughts. This will help their creative skills to develop and it will also improve their critical thinking by getting comments or feedback from their classmates and teachers. It will also boost their self-esteem through their active participation in class.
Another fun learning activity is group collaboration. Through group activities, students will be able to enhance their social skills. It will allow them to have new friends or maintain good relationship with their teammates. This can help them to become team players in the future. Developing teamwork in classroom is very significant because when students go on to the corporate world they will need to work closely with their colleagues. Group collaboration will also help improve their decision making skills since they need to coordinate with their team members before coming up with a decision or idea. It is like honing team players for the next generation leaders.
Facilitating shared knowledge inside the classroom will make it easier for teachers to gauge their students’ individual performance and as well as their collective participation in any given task. Moreover, since students are now keen to using gadgets as part of their day-to-day learning tool, teachers can also complement this by simply creating exciting school-related activities that their students can accomplish and enjoy.
Freedom to share thoughts, group collaboration and technology are the elements that make learning fun. These make the students to actively participate in classroom and help teachers to communicate their lessons clearly and creatively.