Level II

MLS
Level II - Class 6 & 7
Age Group - 10 to 13 years
Pedagogy - Apprentice based
In Millennium Learning System, level II, our young learners move to class 6 and 7. True to its belief, MLS once more moulds itself to the needs of these learners. They now want to know why they should study what we want them to! They also start thinking about the future and what they would like to become. They start realising that they are better in certain skills and want to know how they can make the most of these in their lives.

Since the learners are getting ready for adulthood, they are taught to apply their problem-solving skills with focus and decisive insight to real-world situations. Throughout this stage, students are exposed to over 300 vocations and guided as they uncover their destiny in life. This stage of the Millennium Learning System equips a child with the ability to plan their future role as a valued leader and influencer in society, resulting in a focused career and happy life. It is this predictive capability that defines the Millennium Learning System as the true 'Science of Education'.

What MLS II offers

Each chapter in class 6 is narrated by a protagonist, well known in a particular field, who satisfies their need for role models to look up to. The content (subject matter) is the medium through which the protagonist links his/her past success to what the future holds for the learners. This means that although the protagonist is an expert in his/her field, the protagonist does not compel the learners to emulate him/her.

In class 7, we introduce and highlight people from various fields who, through hard work, talent, dedication or education have been able to achieve their dreams. In this series, our attempt is to reach out to learners through contemporary role models who are experts with their own success stories in their respective vocational fields. The focus of this series is not to highlight the role models, but to emphasise how the knowledge being imparted to the learners can help them succeed in different fields.

The learners are led to gradually understand the newer aspect of the concept. This is done in an interesting manner, making learning a fun-filled, interactive process.

Objective

To impart new knowledge and concepts to the learner.

Implementation

Each lesson plan describes a variety of ways by which knowledge is to be transferred to learners. The relevant Smart Class modules are also played in class. The learners become completely engaged in the concept as they are involved in the open discussions, group work, map work, games, role plays etc.

Learning Outcome

The learners are able to build up a new dimension to what they already know.

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The kinesthetic learners in the class get their concepts clarified through the activities mentioned in this section.

Objective

To impart skill training and internalise the concept by doing an activity.

Implementation

The facilitator arranges for the resources required and conducts these activities in the class rooms. This hands on, learning by doing approach helps all the learners to enjoy the learning process even as they assimilate the concepts.

Learning Outcome

The learners internalise the concept through the activity and are able to form connections with it. This helps in recollecting the concept easily.

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Short summaries of the new concepts help the learners to keep a track of the information and gradually connect the whole chapter.

Objective

To help the learners recall the concept.

Implementation

The facilitator is guided to conduct activities such as quizzes, chit sorting, identification of flash cards etc. to help the learners recollect the concepts.

Learning Outcome

The learners are able to consolidate the learning.

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It is very important to establish the concepts that need to be clear before taking in new facts. This section highlights these.

Objective

To understand the prerequisite knowledge of the learner.

Implementation

The lesson plan guides the facilitator to get the learners to recall and make connections with what they already know. This could be through slide shows, charts, asking questions, doing a small activity etc.

Learning Outcome

The facilitator is able to ascertain the readiness of the learners for grasping new knowledge.

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The main points dealt with in the chapter are presented pictorially and through a 'chat' medium that the learners are familiar with.

Objective

To help the learner imprint the learning in the brain through the use of visuals and discussions.

Implementation

The learners take turns to organise role-plays and act out the points to be remembered. The online chat is also enacted in class by the learners.

Learning Outcome

The learners are able to recall the concept in an innovative manner.

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After the learners have taken in the concepts, their assimilation, application and other related skills are tested through this section.

Objective

To ensure that the learner is able to think and answer at different questioning levels.

Implementation

The lesson plan has a variety of techniques, such as pair work, think pair share, three stay one stray, discussions, peer check, etc to help the learners enjoy the challenge of applying the knowledge in different ways.

Learning Outcome

The learners are able to answer questions of varying difficulty levels (from knowledge based to higher skill levels such as analysis, evaluation and creation) by applying and using their knowledge.

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In order to give the learners a taste of different vocations, MLS II has projects for every chapter. These projects give the learner a feel of working as an apprentice in some vocation.

Objective

To help the learners investigate systematically learn the dignity of labour and to acquire the skills required to pursue different vocations.

Implementation

The facilitator uses a double period to carry out the various application based do-it-yourself activities in the projects mentioned in the apprentice manual. Various skills are built in the learners as they do the project and they experience a sense of accomplishment at the completion of each one.

Learning Outcome

The learners are able to achieve the milestones mentioned in the projects. They also build the value of dignity of labour which is an integral part of any profession.

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An enquiring spirit fostered from a young age is one of the most useful tools in life. To encourage this, the books also give web links on the concerned topic to the learners.

Objective

To motivate and help the learners explore new knowledge on the topics beyond the curriculum content.

Implementation

The learners are encouraged to use their spare time to carry out further research guided by the links provided.

Learning Outcome

The learners take their knowledge to the next level as they find out more information about the concepts.

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Another unique feature, it is a mind map for helping the learners connect between the present situation and the path to the future.

Objective

To motivate and help the learners think futuristically, especially with regard to the vocations suitable for them.

Implementation

The learners are helped to see connections between their interests and skills to focus on. They broaden their thinking through discussions and are also given opportunities to introspect.

Learning Outcome

The learners start thinking about the path they could follow in the future and plan their course of action accordingly.

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The tone of the chapter is set when the learners get acquainted with the protagonist or the vocation of the role model.

Objective

To acquaint the learners with the protagonist and his/her profession or with a vocations to provide an overview of the nature of the vocation by referring to eminent people who have made a mark in that vocation.

Implementation

The facilitator's lesson plan outlines ways by which the learners are given opportunities to connect to the chapter. They may be asked to act out the role of the protagonist after collecting some information about her/him, given a small quiz, shown a relevant movie, etc. There is an instant connect made with the topic when the learners see the relevance of the same in the lives of these past/contemporary role models.

Learning Outcome

The learners understand the importance of concepts in their life and also realise how it will be relevant in their future vocations.

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