Creative Learning Project

What we do?

Recruit and train master teachers with deep roots in local communities, specialized expertise from Ali Institute of Education, identify and develop low-cost resources, and launch a series of proven interventions aimed at developing creativity, curiosity, and the optimum conditions for learning.

Objectives

  • Encourage Principals to start reflecting on what they are currently doing and how it can be improved.
  • Demonstrate good teaching to teachers and support them to similarly improve their practice.
  • Support students in moving away from memorized stories towards creating their own stories.
  • Improve school's learning environment by encouraging: events, art activities, reading and activities.
  • Provide support to teachers in creating their lesson plans, activities, school calendar and teaching.
  • Train teachers on pedagogical and personal development.

 

Current Project Areas

Sr No.ProjectsDonor
1CLP-LahoreBabar Ali Foundation
2CLP-KasurBabar Ali Foundation
3CLP-HafizabadInterloop Ltd.
4CLP-MuzaffargarhGurmani Foundation
5CLP-Dera Ismail KhanAlmoiz Industries

Overview

AIE in collaboration with Babar Ali Foundation has initiated Creative Learning Project (CLP) in Lahore in 2017. The nature of the Creative Learning Project lays in the growth of creativity and the efficacy to be acquired from incorporating students’ outlook into the educational and creative practices. It aims at improving the reading and writing skills of primary and elementary school children (Class 1 – Class 10).

Objectives

The broad objectives of CLP are:

> To inspire young minds through creative expression

> To identify students for developing creative learning materials for resource station

> To train Principals, Head Teachers and Teachers for incooporating pedagogical practices in educational contexts

The overall purpose of the project is also to increase access to and improve the quality of education at the school level, through capacity building and targeted interventions.

Major Interventions

The CPL provides students with an opportunity to “think outside the box”. Through this project, students and as well as teachers are encouraged to make linkages to material covered in their classrooms. The framework for the implementation of the creative learning project is mentioned below in reverse chronological order.

> Functional Computer Literacy Program for Educators

> Integration With Technology : Teaching Through Tablets

> Indoor Games and Activities

> Scientific Literacy

> Literacy Festival

> Library Development

> Teachers Training

> Career Counseling Session

> Distance Learning

> Development of Magazine by Kids for Kids

Our Impact

35 Low Income Schools – 35 Principals – 80 Teachers – 14,889 Students

Overview

AIE in collaboration with Babar Ali Foundation has been driving CLP in Kasur since 2018. The Creative Learning Project is unique in the way that it implies the importance of engaging children (Grade 1 – Grade 5) in an overall holistic approach which suggests that writing and reading are closely related. The project primarily focuses on enhancing the reading and writing capabilities of primary school students.

Objectives

The broad objectives of CLP are:

> To inspire young minds through creative expression

> To identify students for developing creative learning materials for resource station

> To train Principals, Head Teachers and Teachers for incooporating pedagogical practices in educational contexts

The overall purpose of the project is also to increase access to and improve the quality of education at the school level, through capacity building and targeted interventions.

Major Interventions

Using creative reading and writing exercises with students help improve their creative and analytical skills immensely. The CLP team conducts various activities including; story writing activity, comic illustrations and role play, when they visit the classrooms.

> Teachers Training

> Creative Illustrations

> Reading Corners

> Adult Literacy Program

> Sports Tournament

Our Impact

So far, CLP is targeted in 35 Low Income Private Schools – 35 Principals – 80 Teachers – 8,525 Students

Overview

AIE in collaboration with Interloop Ltd. has been implementing CLP in Hafizabad since 2018. The goal is to inspire young minds through creative expressions and to support schools and communities by: (1) training teachers/staff on Educational Leadership and 21st century skills, (2) improving school infrastructures to attract more children to schools and (3) improving the quality of education in schools to increase retention. 

Objectives

> Introducing approaches and methods for developing a habit of reading in primary age children in Hafizabad district

> Introducing approaches and methods for developing creative writing skills in primary age children in Hafizabad district

> Developing low cost, high quality reading material to encourage more students to become writers

> Equip teachers with the latest pedagogical approaches to creative writing and language education

> Assist teachers with implementation of activity based learning in their classrooms.

> Establish a library in the schools by providing them with books and proper training on how to effectively use the library in order to boost reading skills of students

Major Interventions

The project includes elements necessary to promote literacy amongst not only children but also building the capacity of understanding their literacy needs by the facilitators, that is, teachers and families. The framework for the implementation of the creative learning project is mentioned below in reverse chronological order.

> Teachers Training

> Creative illustrations

> Reading Corners

> Science Exhibition

> Career Counseling Session

> Students’ Marketplace

> Ensure clean drinking water facility in schools

Overview

AIE along with its funding partner Gurmani Foundation has been in process of implementing the Creative Learning Project in Muzaffargarh since 2017.  The Creative Learning Project is unique in the way that it implies the importance of engaging children (Grade 1 – Grade 5) in an overall holistic approach which suggests that writing and reading are closely related. The project primarily focuses on enhancing the reading and writing capabilities of primary school students.

Objectives

To develop reading and writing habits in primary school children of 35 low-income private schools in Muzaffargarh  by:

> Developing reading and writing habits in primary school children (class 1-5)

> Building capacity of teaching faculty in Pedagogical Approaches & Creative Techniques

> Developing reading material through the assistance of both professional children’s authors and primary school children

> Disseminating it through both electronic and print media

Major Interventions

The CLP  team promotes the usage of Interactive activities such as,

> Reading and joining cut out poems and talking about them

> Joining puzzles and describing in 3 lines

> Teachers Training

> Writing descriptive words below the given pictures

> Plantation in schools and community

> Cultural Day

> Art and Science Exhibition

Our Impact

35 Schools – 35 Principals – 77 Teachers – 7,476 Students

Overview

Partnering with Al-Moiz industries, AIE is in the process of implementing “Creative Learning Project: Reading & Writing with and for Children” in D.I. Khan. The scope of the project is to improve the reading and writing skills of students in grades III-VII of 35 low-income private schools of selected areas of D.I. Khan in 2017 alone. The main idea of the project is to reduce the prevalent practice of rote learning and introduce the concepts of self-expression and life-based creative writing.

Objectives

To develop reading and writing habits in primary school children of 35 low-income private schools in Muzaffargarh  by:

> Developing reading and writing habits in primary school children (class 1-5)

> Building capacity of teaching faculty in Pedagogical Approaches & Creative Techniques

> Developing reading material through the assistance of both professional children’s authors and primary school children

> Disseminating it through both electronic and print media

Major Interventions

The premise underpinning this project is to empower the children in the project who will see themselves as ‘readers and writers’ and the model can be replicated which will also encourage others to participate in – and contribute to – this creative literacy process. This in return, set the domain for the production of published magazines ‘for kids’ and ‘by kids’; which will be distributed in other schools and districts to encourage them to produce more reading material for children.

> Teachers Training

> Staff Facilitation

> Recruitment of School’s Staff

> Creative Illustrations

> Development of Magazine by Kids for Kids

Our Impact

35 Schools – 35 Principals – 77 Teachers – 13,324 Students

Overview: Through the proposed intervention Ali Institute of Education (AIE), aimed at developing reading and writing habits in primary school children of 100 private schools in district Lahore, Hafizabad and Bhakkar in a 22 month period.

The organization achieved this by building the capacity of teaching faculty in Pedagogical Approaches & Creative Techniques; developing reading material through the assistance of both professional children’s authors and primary school children; and disseminating the same through both electronic and print media.