Imparting knowledge is considered as one of the noblest of activities. Teachers help in creating better individuals. At Tatva, we have enhanced our motto through our teaching methodology that contributes to a global citizen in the making!
While there is constant exchange of information all over, seldom do we find regular discussions on ethical standards and demonstrating values. At Tatva, we firmly believe that cultivation of good values, a sense of appreciation for life and a questioning mind are very essential for a child’s upbringing. Inculcating higher standards and moral values will help children to brave life’s challenges with confidence. Our efforts are focused to aid their thinking to be true and just, and their minds tuned to critical and emotional reasoning, eventually resulting in character-building.
Learning is an experience that we remember. It is the cognitive process of acquiring new knowledge or modifying existing knowledge or modifying behaviors, skills, values, and preferences. Learning is to get to know something or become aware of something.
We believe the teaching methodologies are critical and differentiated for schools across a region and even within schools – by the subject. There is no ‘one size fits all’ method at a school level. Because subjects demand different styles – from Math and Science to English and History – Teachers must focus on their teaching objectives and avoid trying to be all things to all students. And as a Premium CBSE School that envisions Academic Excellence, it has been our focus at Tatva to try and build methods for small groups of students.
Teachers need to engage students in the learning process. Choosing a methodology that addresses the needs of diverse students at different learning levels begins with identifying the learning methods of students. Our Academic Annual Plans and Classroom Session Plans depend on the learning outcomes advocated by the National Curriculum Framework NCF. As the learning outcomes change by subject and grade, we adopt methods that cater to specific student groups. An additional variation that we bring to the table is our capability to adopt and adapt to the different student learning methods i.e. Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Visual.
Inquiry-based learning: Facilitators emphasize a strong student-teacher relationship. The student’s role in the learning process is emphasized. Rather than the teacher telling students what they need to know, students are encouraged to explore the material, ask questions, and share ideas.
Personal learning: Aims to customize learning for each student’s strengths, needs, skills, and interests. Each student gets a learning plan that’s based on what he knows and how he learns best.
Classroom Instructions: Aims to customize learning for each student’s strengths, needs, skills, and interests. Each student gets a learning plan that’s based on what he knows and how he learns best.
Activity-Based learning where students actively participate in the learning experience rather than sit as passive listeners and are constantly engaged and challenged.
In short, modern methods of teaching require different types of teachers — from the analyst/organizer to the negotiator/consultant. At Tatva we focus on the objective that every student learns and improves from whichever level he is at present and starts climbing the ladder of learning. The comparison is not between students themselves but between where they were before and where they are now. We push students to do their best – we don’t push them to beat records. Thus there is pressure to perform but students don’t fear failure.
Whatever style teachers adopt, teachers need to develop positive attitudes, set goals, and establish high expectations for students.