Curriculum

Smart Class Digital initiative for Schools
⦁    Improves teachers’ effectiveness and productivity.
⦁    Brings abstract and difficult curriculum concepts to life.
⦁    Makes learning an enjoyable experience for students.
⦁    Enables multi-sensory learning in class rooms.
⦁    Improves academic performance of students.
⦁    Enables instant formative assessment of learning outcomes in class.

Smartclass Inauguration, 2009:

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Kidzee Inauguration, 2008:

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X-SEED:
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But a measurement of a ‘good school’ should depend on, how well the teaching –learning process is being managed on a day-to-day basis. It also depends on a measurement of how much a child has ‘learnt’. So, given the nature of the principal’s role as an administrator, in a school, how do we ensure the best teaching and learning happens in the classrooms, daily?

A conventional Principal spends the majority of his/her time dealing with strictly administrative duties, a principal who is an instructional leader spends time & focuses on……
⦁    Curriculum
⦁    Assessment
⦁    Instruction
⦁    Culture and climate
⦁    Professional development.

THE 5-A LEARNING PROCESS:
The guiding thought underlining the 5-A is to ignite every child’s and for that matter adult’s natural curiosity to learn. 5-A approach is therefore designed around two key principles.

⦁    Learning is a multi-step method in which ‘doing’ and ‘reflection’ are essential.
⦁    Children (and adults) are different and engage differently with learning-through words, visuals, reading texts, observing phenomena, by doing things or through social interactions.

Following these principles ensures that ALL learners develop a stronger understanding of core concepts, higher order thinking skills and the ability to communicate their thoughts in English.
Where as, in a traditional classroom the focus is on to tell and get children to listen.

Current education practices give more importance to covering more quantity of knowledge instead of focusing on the quality or depth of knowledge. These practices reduce learning to memorization. However, this does not ensure learning.

The 5-A Cycle of Meaningful learning

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The 5-A method of learning changes this by replacing Rote with Activity, Analysis and Feedback. Good education practices, on the other hand, balancing the quantity of knowledge with quality of knowledge. These practices support learning as a multi-step process and address the needs of different types of learners. These practices support the students in developing their deep understanding and critical thinking, communication, and collaborative skills that are necessary to be leaders, decision-makers, and innovators.

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