Facilitation of Learning
"Teaching isn't evident unless there is learning, but learning happens regularly without teaching."
William M. Tweedie
This Malay student, Amie, told me he couldn't swim.
I said I would help him learn.
It was Practical. He could learn and it would be useful for him. It was Relevant. He wanted to join his friends when they went swimming; and living in a flood prone region of the country could come in very handy in a pinch. I knew enough about how Amie learned best, what learning skills he used best, and enough about his personality to use the right Integrated methods and used this knowledge so he would understand the Meaning of my instructions, guidance and encouraging words. I don't speak Malay and Amie's English skills were at a beginner's level. Like most people who learn to swim, fear was Amie's greatest challenge. I believe the look on his face tells you whether or not it was an Enriching experience. Learning to swim or learning English as a Foreign Language, the principles that make the process successful are the same. That's the PRIME Approach and Method in action.