6 C’s of Education
Critical thinking is the process of filtering, analyzing and questioning information/content found in various media, and then synthesizing it in a form that has a value to an individual. It allows students to make sense of the presented content and apply it to their daily lives.
Collaboration is a skill of utilizing various personalities, talents, and knowledge in a way to create a maximum outcome. The outcome must provide a benefit to the entire community or a group. Due to synergy, the common outcome has a greater value than a sum of values of each individual outcome.
Communication is a skill of presenting information in a clear, concise and meaningful way. It also designates careful listening and articulating thoughts. Communication has various purposes: informing, instructing, motivating, and persuading.
In the 21st century, an individual must be able to create something new or create something in a new way, utilizing the knowledge he has already acquired. It does not just signify art, but also various solutions to a problem in real life situations.
It is important for an individual to be in touch with everything that surrounds him/her both culture and community.
Character education is the last C. It includes school’s commitment to helping young people become responsible, caring, and contributing citizens.
PUT YOUR THINKING HATS ON. It has been designed as a mandatory learning strategy and assessment tool across all subjects and has been implemented from grade 1 to 10 in a way which would require students to observe, think, analyse and create.
DEVELOPING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
SPEAKING A NATIVE LANGUAGE COMES NATUARLLY TO US. ACQUIRING A SECOND LANGUAGE IS MUCH MORE COMPLEX as there is a form of interior mediation, to translate it from the mother tongue to a second language. Thus English should become a language we not only use to communicate but also think in. Keeping in view the necessity for a strong knowledge of English all four LSRW( Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) skills are utilised. Role playing, recitation, to write the scripts of the chapters and develop the plot into a movie for hands on experience. They are assigned the roles of script writer, director, actor etc. Dramatics and Art plays an pivotal role in confidence building and exploring various forms of ideas.
A POWERFUL TECHNIQUE FOR FLUENCY Poetry is rich in vacobulary, and stimulates the imagination. Students record their thinking connections and record their own poetry writing.
GO GREEN INITIATIVE
Nurturing nature has always been our primary concern and to raise a wider perspective on social and environmental concerns in the students. The school has a bird feeder, Solar power panel (proposed), Rain water harvesting, vermi compost, a patch of organic farming. Charak vatika – a garden of medicinal plants. On special days school organises plantation drive. To understand the ailing condition of the Earth and to meet the needs of the current generation without exploiting the resources and to sensitise the young minds towards sustainable development and to inculcate a sense of ownership among children. Exposure to the real world will create a sense of responsibility which will then instill a sense of belongingness towards the planet.
Innovative Teaching Techniques
Analogies – Students are encouraged to make comparison between the ancient civilisation and modern civilisation in Social Science.
Visual Explanations – various concepts are made clear using audio visual explanations.
Dramatics Interpretations: role play activities to boost confidence and for academic improvement. The quietest in the class could be loud and bold on stage. The objectives of creative drama are to develop;
Movement and balance • Sensorial Development • Speech and Language • Concentration and Language • Imagination and Expression. We need creative leaders for tomorrow hence we need a creative curriculum. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein.
Developing Good Values Early In Life – Value creation classes are introduced weekly. Education is incomplete unless it builts a character and behaviour of a child.