Pre-Primary Pedagogy

Whole Group Instruction

Whole group instruction, often called direct instruction, is the umbrella term for any time a kindergarten teacher is teaching the entire class something at the same time. these are usually used when introduced a new concept.

This occurs through a variety of activities, such as:

  • read aloud
  • demonstration
  • letter sounds, a new math concept or a science experiment.
  • Class discussions and question and answer sessions
  • also includes student-led demonstration, such as show and tell or the sharing of an individual project.

Small Group Instruction

Many kindergarten teachers assign a whole group activity, such as coloring a map, completing a workbook page or doing an art project, and then call small groups to come do a more in-depth activity. These  activities include:

  • reading since kindergarten students can range in reading ability from not being able to read at all to being an accelerated reader.
  • use math or reading flashcards or do complex projects, such as planting a seed,

Invidualized Instruction

Individualized instruction is a fancy name for one-on-one instruction. This occurs in most kindergarten classes since most students range in academic ability

Activities in Pre-Primary Section Related to

  • Sensory Education
  • Recognize sounds, Textures etc.
  • Motor Development
  • Colouring, Scribbling, Climbing stairs,
  • Read aloud
  • Science experiments
  • Indian heritage and culture
  • Pretend plays
  • Story board teaching
  • Stringing beads, Clay moulding etc.

Pedagogy in Primary grades :

“Flipped learning pedagogy stems from the premise of inquiry-based and egalitarian philosophy:with the growing access to vast information through the internet, the traditional model of teacher as the sole steward of knowledge has become obsolete” (Jenkins et al., 2017).

Flipping the classroom is a “pedagogy-first” approach to teaching. In this approach in-class time is “re-purposed” for inquiry, application, and assessment in order to better meet the needs of individual learners. Students gain control of the learning process through studying course material outside of class, using readings, pre-recorded video lectures, or research assignments. During class time, instructors facilitate the learning process by helping students work through course material individually and in groups. There are numerous ways to flip classes.