What is CoBELS?
“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”
The most striking moments of learning are the ones in which knowledge is derived
from experience, when the learner stumbles upon it and “constructs” new knowledge
from that experience. Most of our childhood memories of striking learning are more
often than not, associated with remarkable experiences of being active participants
in processes that have led us to discoveries. Experiential Learning clearly stands
out as indoctrinating this process as a system that fosters critical thinking instead
of following the usual school method of rote based unidirectional learning. After
all, learning should be a process that people do, not a process that is done to
CoBELS – the most effective learning solution for Grades 3 – 8, aligned to India’s
Competency Based Experiential Learning Solution (CoBELS) is a pedagogical tool that
enhances learning through child’s own experiences and actions. It provides a method
that helps the child to carry out activities in an engaging form and learn in the
process. Educational and technical experts at Callystro, have blended the right
pedagogical methods with ICT to create a solution that utilizes the power of ICT,
reduces teacher dependency and helps improve the learning outcomes of the child.
It aims at improving the logical and analytic thinking and developing the ability
to apply knowledge. The activities in CoBELS are derived directly from the national
curriculum such as NCERT and hence completely supplement the regular learning at
Competency Based Experiential Learning Solution (CoBELS) provides an alternative
method of learning that could simulate an activity/experiential learning environment.
Here are some of the salient features of CoBELS that sets it apart from other digital
learning solutions available today:
• Games and activities mapped to the competencies to be achieved for a particular
grade as prescribed by the national curriculum.
• Detailed voice prompts in every game/activity.
• Conforms to the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework (2005) and CCE
(Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) that redefine pedagogy with a focus on
• Requires minimal parental or teacher intervention.
• Games could be sorted as per the prescribed learning ladder for a particular topic.
The games could cut across several subjects and grades in this case.
• Available in multiple languages. Addition of a language is quick and easy.
• Teacher / Parent tools to monitor/ guide children through their learning process.
• Detailed reports section indicating the learning progression of each learner based
on learner’s cognitive, affective and psychomotor development.
• Provision to generate formative assessments for the learner.
Can CoBELS help my child learn better?
The short answer: an emphatic “Yes”!
The several Experiential Learning solutions that are offered today extend the culture
of superficial and passive learning “from” technology. Learners in such a scenario
are largely passive recipients of knowledge since there is no active engagement
that takes place between the learner and technology. In this learning “from” technology
scenario using educational software, both technology and learners are assuming roles
that are better performed better by the other - the computer presents information,
asks questions, and judges answers (all of which humans do better), and the learner
receives, store and retrieves information (all of which technology does better)!
When a lesson is taught to a learner, it has a well -defined objective that should
result in a well-defined action that a learner should be able to carry out. This
action is the competency that a learner shall achieve. By identifying each competency
from the lessons taught, we make the task easier by having definite and measurable
learning outcomes. Competency Based Experiential Learning is a Solution that transforms
each of the competencies that a learner is expected to achieve into an activity
or a game. CoBELS will engage your child better, and help him/her understand concepts
better. Our own impact studies (that we did with children in a leading school through
Pre-Test / Exposure to CoBELS/ Post-Test) have shown an improvement in scores for
all the children who participated. From now on, stop pestering your child to study
– just let them play CoBELS.
So what are you waiting for?
Join now for free
today, and let your child discover the joy of learning!