The four day long training organized by OLE Nepal introduced the concept of a Job Chart to be used in the classrooms with Xo’s.Â Â Assigning jobs to the students for keeping the classroom organized means trusting them and making them responsible. Students first make their own classroom rules. Then they discuss and suggest possible jobs. They make a job chart with various jobs written on the pockets. The name of a student assigned for a job enters the corresponding pocket and they make sure that their job is done and the rules followed. Jobs are rotated every week so that every student in the classroom gets to do all the jobs. We believe that as students have come up with their own rules and jobs they will make sure that they are followed.
The participants heaved a sigh of relief. Taking care of the Xoâ€™s was one of their main concerns. They said that their job would be a lot easier with the introduction of job charts in their classrooms.
Another activity in the training was Jean Piagetâ€™s conservation test. Six children from the village were taken as sample. The floor was open for discussion after the test and a lot of analytical discussions took place. The conclusion was: Learning becomes meaningful for children if it is derived through the use of concrete and hands-on materials. This meant that the Xo was not to replace the teacher and the real experience which children needed to go through in the process of learning but only to be an aid to learning where learning becomes more meaningful, abundant and fun.
Showing how kids perceive the Conservation of Matter
Manoj Explains how he intends how to use the Job Chart in his classroom at Bishwamitra