Innovative Teaching Pedagogy
• Child Centered Pedagogy and Management
• Differentiation of Instruction through Effective Teaching Strategies and Multiple Intelligence Theory
• Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning Opportunities
• International Learning Partnerships
• Holistic Assessment and Evaluation
• Instructional Computing and Technology (ICT)
• Character Education, Leadership and Team Building
DELIVERY OF ACADEMIC CURRICULUM
• Smart Learning can engage students and produce more meaningful learning experiences by using audio/visual aids from various sources. We have Smart Class enabled classes with a plasma/ smart board in each class to aid the teacher to help in delivering the concept better.
• Grouped Classroom Experiments are activities where a number of students work in groups on carefully designed guided inquiry questions.
• Co-operative Learning involves structuring classes around small groups that work together in such a way that each group member’s success is dependent on the group’s success. There are different situations, but they all balance some that distinguish co-operative learning from competitive or individualistic learning.
• Role Plays are an effective method of getting the message across. In most of the role play exercises, each student takes the role of a person affected by an issue and studies the impacts of the issues on human life and/or the effects of human activities on the world around us from the perspective of that person. More rarely, students take on the roles of some phenomena, such as part of an ecosystem, to demonstrate the lesson in an interesting and immediate manner.
• Projects and Models are effective teaching tools. The models are used as demonstrative tools to explain a particular concept. Once the child creates his/her own project, it is easier for the child to internalize the concept as learning by doing is the best way to learn.
• Context rich problems are short realistic scenarios giving the students a plausible motivation for solving the problem. The problem is a short story (beginning with “you”) in which the major character is the student. Context rich problems are more complex than traditional problems, reflecting the real world, and may include excess information, or require the student to recall important background information.
• Interactive lectures are an easy way for instructors to intellectually engage and involve students as active participants in a lecture based class of any size. In these classes the instructor breaks the lecture at least once per class to have students participate in an activity that lets them work directly with the material.
• Socratic Questioning turns a lecture into a guided discussion. Named after the early Greek philosopher/teacher Socrates, a Socratic approach to teaching is one in which the instructor poses thoughtful questions to help students learn.
• Comprehensive and Continuous Assessment provides educators with a better understanding of what students are learning and engages students more deeply in the process of learning .
• Co-operative learning this method helps students learn essential interpersonal life skills and develop the ability to work collaboratively a skill greatly in demand. Audiovisual aids make the subject come alive and grab the attention of the students.
• Concrete-to-abstract-By leading the students from the concrete to the abstract, teachers give the students a handon experience, therefore, students ‘know’ what they learn.
• Application of the theory of multiple intelligences exposes students to a variety of experiences which engage or stimulate the different minds or intelligences in them.
• Teaching with resources-Teachers are encouraged to create their own resources in the form of presentations which are also made a part of smart learning of students. The teacher is accessible to each child as teacher student ratio is low.
• Hands-on-experiences in order to stimulate and encourage ‘good work’ Students are given hands-on-experiences. Critical thinking is encouraged through various thinking skill activities.
INNOVATIONS IN CURRICULUM AT DIFFERENT LEVELS
• MRIS lay stress on sound and strong academics through its concept and project based learning.The teaching and learning is based on multisensory and multiple intelligence approach. We have adapted a very unique approach “Learning Center Approach” for the students of Nursery and K.G.
• Various learning centres like Literacy, Numeracy, Hop and Toss, Science allow children to explore and apply newly learnt skills independently.
• Students transit from one centre to another where a specialized teacher imparts teaching through internationally accepted teaching methodologies. The concept learning is related to life and made fun with interesting and challenging activities.