ThinkTac programmes consist of a series of tactile activities termed as TACtivities™ that are aligned with the curriculum of a child. TACtivities™ include making toys, experiments - both short and running a few weeks, thought experiments and computer / app based games.
Starting May 2017, we are introducing our Science programme that is inspired by Arvind Gupta's body of work. The programme is designed to cover over 90% of all topics in the science curriculum with TACtivities™ and for the remaining, we have carefully curated resources. Programmes for Mathematics, Engineering, key aspects of Technology and Entrepreneurship will be launched in the coming months.
The TACtivities™ are developed after extensive research, with experiential learning pedagogy. The learner is provided a chest of materials for making about 25 TACtivities™ (and an additional 50 variants) in an academic year. The learning is always Educator facilitated, either at School or using the CONTACT™ platform. The programme operates with a minimum cohort of 20 learners and effectively integrates critical life skills. The TACtivity™ Chests' material ranges from specific types of straws to Neodymium magnets. The material and processes are carefully designed to encourage "making", "tinkering" and other forms of tactile activities, and consciously create situations that force the learner to problem solve and think critically and creatively.
The ThinkTac programme is facilitated by Educators using a scaffold approach. The Educator assesses the current capabilities of the learner and provides just enough support to enable the learner to take the next step, building confidence and capability at each step.