Parent Show & Tell
Each student brings their parent (or other relative) to class for 1 hour each semester (or class visits parent on site for contextual learning), during which the student & parent jointly teaches the class about something related to the parent's work (agriculture, cooking, mobile phone repair, anything presents a real-life learning opportunity!). Of course, parents could bring their work tools to be used as educational aids.
-Classes gain broader exposure to practical knowledge that already exists in their communities
-Student & Parent Presenters improve knowledge & communication skills
-Student Presenters gain deeper understanding of their parents' work
-Parents become more involved with the school, aware of the benefits of education, & invested in their children's learning
Who would implement this?
A big company
A local entrepreneur or small organization
A globally-based social entrepreneur
NGOs and Foundations
I don’t really know
There is little to no additional cost besides the minimal parental time commitment.
Distribution & Delivery
Parents could either be required to do this as a condition of enrollment, or alternatively be encouraged to and given incentive to participate through a small discount on that month's school fees.
Once this is piloted at one school, a particularly engaging student/parent presentation could be demonstrated at neighboring schools.
Eventually schools could exchange parent show & tells with one another, expanding the reach of effective student/parent presentations, and increasing the # of these presentations per school.
These presentations, if then opened up to the community, could be the seed for broader community learning initiatives & involvement.
Local Need. Enterprising Schools has identified key areas of need for Affordable Private Schools. What local learning need(s) does this concept address?
English language learning (speaking, reading, writing)