Maria Victoria Carpio-Bernido and Christopher Bernido had the problem of trying to run a school with too many students and not enough resources.
Their solution: Have the students compile their own “textbooks” from generic worksheets they use to record what they learn about topics. As shown in “An Innovative Program in the Philippines” on Asian Insight (primarily in Japanese), the teacher provides the topic and the main points and allows the students to explore themselves.
Hosted at the Central Visayan Institute Foundation on Bohol island in the Philippines, their Dynamic Learning Program has turned out top scholars who go on to attend university in Manila.
Read more in the articles “Poverty not an excuse for lag in science, math” and “Essentials versus Peripherals: Our Experience in Basic Education.”
Perhaps there is a way this can be combined with Where Are Your Keys? for higher language learning efficiency.