Encourage students to think logically, creatively, and critically. The books are called studios because it is in these books that students get to develop and showcase their skills. These books serve as a studio while students are artists who get a beautiful canvas to showcase their learnings and understandings. Filled with fun and colourful photos, Thinkroom books are designed carefully after extensive pedagogical research. Every activity in the studio is carefully chosen, designed and aligned with clear learning outcomes.
Books are Different
When it comes to ThinkRoom vs Studio, Chrysalis studios are way ahead. Regular textbooks are filled with chunks of texts with no activities. The questions in classroom textbooks are such that they promote rote learning. But that's not the case with Chrysalis studios. The information is presented through colourful images and activities so students understand and retain what they've learned. Sub-activities and questions ensure that concepts are thoroughly understood. In Thinkroom studio, plain text is minimal and they look like colourful comics that students will be eager to pick up even when they are not in the classroorn. Simple and easy to understand, skill building studios take care of knowledge, understanding, application, and skill which are the basis of any standardised test.
Repetitive, monotonous questions
Focus on 'what' to learn
Focus on cognitive development
Provides content. Teachers need to devise methodologies
Usually written by one author
May not be aligned to
Mostly 'one way' communication
Learning is presented as a journey, consisting of meaningful & engaging activities through which concepts are derived
Questions to promote varied thinking, based on the Four Facets of Thinking Framework
Not just the what, but the 'why' by making learning relevant. And the 'how' by promoting selflearning
Focus on not just the what, but on the Four Domains of Development - Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Metacignitive
Engaging and relevant methodologies interwoven with the content.
Ateam of experts from multiple domains carefully develop the content in Studios
Every lesson is aligned to clearly defined learning outcomes based on SOLO Taxonomy
Multiple 'spaces for expression' for students to express their own understanding of the concepts being learnt