We as caregivers, teachers and parents
Learning can be fun. A self motivated child thrusts himself into the world of knowledge. At times, a student finds it difficult to get into reading text books. In such a scenario, other learning tools come handy. For example, if a student is studying history as a subject in the school, it is important to tell stories about the past relating to the topic he is studying. A child is easily drawn into stories and develops interest in the topic. Thereafter, it is easier for him to understand the book section in the text book. Likewise, in science, experiments relating to relevant topics in science are easier to learn and teach when he is shown the object and he is able to take it in his hands and touch and feel it. If the topic is parts of a plant, he can be encouraged to take out a plant and see the parts.
Once a child has learnt the lesson, he should be encouraged to solve the worksheets containing short answer questions and one liners. Thereafter, he can do the long answer type questions. Gradually, he can be instructed to make and create his own notes. It is important to note down the important points. The student himself should be making notes rather than handed over the prepared notes.
Next step is to make flow charts or notes in bullet forms. This can be done in question answers form as well. By following the above, a student can not only develop interest in the subject but also transform himself as a learner rather than a machine to learn by rote.