Any Time Anywhere Learning: An Opportunity for
Learning is a complex phenomenon. The fact, children learn when they feel
comfortable at the surroundings’. School is the best place to incorporate
learning to develop intelligence, intellect, social, emotional, behavioural
and learning with a sense to face the challenges of society, state, nation and
think ahead the boundaries of nation. Early stages of learning experiences
have a profound effect on children development. Of course early
interactions directly affect the way we provide learning experiences at
home, and at school. So, learning experiences are crucial to the future well-
being of children, and establish the foundation for the acquisition of
knowledge and skills that will affect later learning and behaviour. Children
arrive at school with different backgrounds and experiences and at
different stages of development. Positive early experiences with school are
of paramount importance to young children. Children thrive within
classrooms that meet their physical and developmental needs and that
provide a secure, respectful, and nurturing environment. We try to flourish
the concept of “Any time anywhere learning” where we develop an
integrated learning approach so that learning can happen at maximum
Children develop their knowledge by building on their past experiences
and the learning they have already acquired. Since most children believe
that learning is a pleasurable experience, they are naturally inclined and
even eager to learn when they first come to school. Children are delicate
and surrounding plays crucial role in their learning process. They grow up
and build up in various interrelated areas – physical, social, emotional,
cognitive, and linguistic. In order to address the full range of each child’s
developmental needs, we should provide opportunities for learning, self-
expression, and self discovery in a variety of areas – for example, in music,
drama, games, language activities, and cooperative activities with peers.
Children develop at different rates and in different ways and they have
different habits of learning. Each child is unique and has individual needs.
Some children will benefit more from one type of teaching strategy than
another; some may need more time than others, and/or additional
resources, to achieve the learning expectations. In addition, the diverse
cultural and linguistic realities of the children contribute to variations in
the ways in which they develop and demonstrate their learning. Children
therefore need opportunities to learn in an appropriate manner and at an
appropriate time in their development, and need to be given learning
experiences that are within the range of things they can do with and
without guidance (in their “zone of proximal development”). So any time
anywhere learning can be inculcate through providing homely environment
with continuous, proper guidance and training at various level.
century saw a great change in every walks of life and education was
the key are where several crucial changes had taken place. A major shift had
taken for the teacher. Teacher changes from master to facilitator so
teachers perform a complex and multidimensional role. They are
responsible for implementing a program that is thoughtfully planned,
challenging, engaging, integrated, developmentally appropriate, and
culturally and linguistically responsive, and that promotes positive
outcomes for all children. Teacher should be flexible enough to respond to
individual differences and should be consistent with children’s ways of
thinking and learning. Challenges of teacher increased day by day due to
infiltration of modern technology into common man’s life. No one is
escaped from the impact of technology on children. Gone are the days
when a student has very little facility to divert them from study but 21st
century teacher must have to understand the way children learn , not the
way a teacher wants to teach. We should create a wonderful situation i.e.
at the assembly, classroom, playground, on the bus, and at the home to
develop a concept of “any time anywhere learning”.
Teacher should provide opportunity for the students.
1. Varied life experiences, social skills, and characteristics of physical
and intellectual development.
2. To give each child the best start possible,
3. Provide a variety of learning opportunities and experiences that are
based on assessment
4. Should know the strengths, needs, and interests of the children.
In fact, teachers, members of the community, and families should work
together to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences that will
build children’s confidence, encourage them to continue to see learning as
both enjoyable and useful, and provide a strong foundation for their future
intellectual, physical, and social development.
Each child shows his understanding by doing, showing, and telling.
Teachers need to use assessment strategies of observing, listening, and
asking probing questions in order to assess and evaluate children’s
Any time anywhere learning need to consist of a balance of investigation or
exploration, guided instruction, and explicit instruction. Pupils need many
opportunities to investigate and explore. These experiences allow children
to build on their existing knowledge, create and clarify their own new
understandings, and experience a variety of approaches to a problem or
question. In investigation and exploration, children’s autonomy is high,
and teachers should observe, listen, and question in order to provide the
children with the support they need using the instructional strategy of
We should be very alert about the need of children. We should provide all
the possible opportunities for the pupils to learn. We should also take care
of learning styles of each and every pupil in the school premises.
B.A& M.A (English) from Banaras Hindu University,(BHU) Varanasi
B.Ed(English) & Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English from English & Foreign
Languages University, Hyderabad
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