How to Make Learning More Interesting

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Children nowadays detest studying and learning is not something they look forward to. Mostly, they study because they get the wrong idea from a very early age that one must study only to do well in exams and to succeed in life. The concept is partially true but it also defeats the purpose of education. One must seek education to learn about things that happen around us. Learning is very important for our development and if the teachers and parents can ensure that learning is interesting, it benefits children and can generate interest in them for education.  Here are a few ways in which learning can be made more interesting for children:

  1. Make students want to learn, not only get good grades:
    The most important thing is to make sure that children know that education is provided to them to ensure that they learn about different things that exist and happen in our world. It is important for their development and prepares them for the future. The focal point of education is learning and if they show willingness to learn, good grades will follow.
  2. Use Practical Examples:
    The use of practical and real life examples may come in handy during learning sessions. They may attract a student’s attention and make learning more fun and interesting. Also, using examples of animations, cartoons and superhero movies can further contribute to developing a child’s interest.
  3. Add Sense of Humour to Classroom Sessions:
    The appropriate use of jokes can create a better learning environment for children. Sense of humour can eliminate monotony and dullness and bring the classroom to life. Funny situations can intrigue a child and make him view education as something fun and entertaining.
  4. Have Group Discussions:
    It is also important to ensure that every child is involved and takes part in whatever happens in class. Teachers should make group discussions in class from which students will learn and can discuss about matters with each other. In this way students will also learn from their classmates and clear their minds about something they couldn’t properly understand before.
  5. Don’t Put Them Under Pressure:
    Teachers and parents should not emit hostile reactions to a child’s failure at something. If a child has performed poorly, the teacher and the child’s parents should discuss a way in which the child’s performance can be improved. Scolding, beating or any other negative reaction will only hurt a child and will not aid much in the process of improvement. Hence the child should be given proper advice and the freedom to work the problem out in his/her own suitable way. Also, it is necessary for children to get their regular dose of fun and leisure activities. Forcing them to study all day may not be helpful in a child’s mental development and may even make them hate education even more. So it is important for children to keep extracurricular activities in balance with education.