How do we teach ?

How do we teach ?

With the mission, "to provide a conducive and motivating environment, to draw out and enhance the potential of every individual to help them achieve their personal goals, so that they develop into communicative, creative, confident and mindful citizens, " Vishva Vedanta follows a holistic skill and value based education system. The pillars of our education system, that are based on the constructivist approach by Jean Piaget, are as follows:

  1. Finishing syllabus on own: In addition to facilitation by teachers, we motivate children to finish their syllabus on their own before the end of the academic year in a time period decided by them. Completion of syllabus is defined as reading the whole textbook to understand followed by answering the questions on the topic out of which at least 60% should be correct.

  2. Subject friends: The children who have finished the syllabus on their own will further help other children who are not able to finish their syllabus or are having some struggles. These subject friends will help children in their class as well as children from other classes. They will also facilitate other classes.

  3. Clubs: At the beginning of the year, children will be given an opportunity to experience and go through different clubs set up by the school on Saturdays. Further, when the children finish their syllabus they will be given more school time to pursue their passions through the clubs. The aim of the clubs is to help children feel confident about them and learn through a way that would be comfortable for them. 

  4. Circle Time and Happiness Curriculum: With skills it is equally important to focus on values. The circle time and the happiness curriculum are the spaces provided in the school structure to help build and develop values of gratitude and mindfulness for the children to understand the meaning of happiness. 

These pillars together help uphold the mission of the school.