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EFFECT OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON COGNITIVE SKILLS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PVTG STUDENTS IN ASRAM SCHOOLS OF KERALA

Abstract:
The present-day education system is in accordance with the main needs of all human beings. Though the system caters to almost all the needs of an average section of the society, it needs some revamping and reconstruction while encountering with the socially disadvantaged sections of the society. The experiential learning module can be constructed and administered effectively to enhance cognitive skills. The module can be constructed according to Kolb’s theory of experiential learning as prescribed by David. S. Kolb. The module strengthens the cognitive skills through the four different stages of experiential learning. The present study is employed on Class 8 PVTG students studying in Asram Schools of Kerala. The districts selected for the study were Palakkad and Malappuram. The study incorporated a sample size of 80 students including both boys and girls. The sampling strategy adopted was the purposive sampling technique. The total population of class 8 PVTG students studying in Asram schools of Kerala is 200. A tool to test the cognitive skills of the students was prepared by the researcher. It was standardized and validated for reliability, and the values were 0.732 and 0.563. The module was administered, and the pre-test and the post-test scores were calculated to find out the significant difference in the cognitive skills of the students. The result shows that the administration of Experiential Learning Module is effective in enhancing the cognitive skills of the secondary school PVTG students studying in Asram schools of Kerala

Keywords: Culture responsive teaching, Dhebar Commision, Experience based learning, Primitive tribal group, Socially disadvantaged societal sections

https://doi.org/10.37948/ensemble-2020-0201-a009

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