AMO LEARNING MATERIALS
ACTIVE LEARNING MATERIALS
After he observed primary school children, Edgar Dale concluded that people generally remember the most of what they ‘do’. It is therefore and essential, that children not only read, hear, see, say and write what they need to learn, but also are involved in doing.
Especially for children, experiencing through playing is a good way of learning.
Through puzzling, building, identifying, combining, arranging, sorting and playing, children come in contact with the basics of numeracy, literacy, creativity, problem solving and moral values.
So, ALMs play a key-role in the development of children and also in the development of a Curriculum for Education.
Therefore AMO Programme adopted this Motto:
“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.” Confucius
All the AMO Learning Materials are developed in line with the curriculum of the Ghanaian basic education (KG, LP and UP). All ALM’s have the focus of ‘learning while playing/experiencing’.
They are Active Learning Materials!
In general, the ALMs aim to:
- Develop hand-eye coordination; especially the younger child (KG & LP)
- Develop spatial perception
- Let children learn while discovering (on their own or together)
- Develop social skills/impulse to working in groups
- Create a variety in learning situations
- Be used in interdisciplinary applications
Next to this, ALMs have the following benefits:
- Children experience fun while learning
- Children get intrinsic motivation while using the materials
- Children improve their abilities to learn
AMO Programme currently produces different ALMs designed for Ghanaian KG and Primary education. Every product has its own unique features which enable students to learn and develop different types of skills. The products are mostly made from local wood and are painted in fresh colours. The catalogue of ALMs is constantly being updated, mainly by input and suggestions from teachers in Ghana. Most of the ALMs are sold with manuals. The manuals can be used by buyers as a reminder on how to use the materials or as an aid for further training of (new) personnel in the use of ALMs.
Besides these ‘regular’ ALMs AMO Programme is also producing Montessori ALMs. On request a lot is possible to produce at AMO Programme, but it takes more time to get it well done. Keep in contact with the Production Manager to discuss what the possibilities and the costs are. Find all ALM’s below, Click to see more information on each.