Little Rose English Medium CBSE School - Ghodari follows a four pronged model which focuses in parallel on the application of Multiple Intelligence based techniques, using Design Thinking approach for problem-solving, Integrated/Project Based learning set up and extensive use of ICT to create an effective learning environment.
We use Howard Gardner's 'Multiple Intelligence Theory' as the guide to build a diversified learning environment to empower students and blend the dominant intelligence with the other cognitive and non-cognitive factors.
We also believe in the extensive and egalitarian conceptualization of giftedness. In simple terms, giftedness is not limited to few students. We sincerely believe that every student has some innate and unique potential and the school facilitates increased access to gifted education programs for all students.
We have adopted Renzulli's three-ring conception of giftedness i.e creative-productive giftedness as the theoretical rationale for defining, identifying, and serving gifted students. Creative-productive giftedness is something that can be cultivated within students because of its unique manifestation as the intersection between above average ability, creativity, and task commitment.
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences provides a theoretical foundation for recognizing the different abilities and talents of students. With progression, those natural talents are tapped, validated and nurtured to achieve EXCELLENCE.
We at LRS let students to face challenges & solve authentic real-world problems while learning and using 'Design Thinking Methodology' and critical thinking.
Students use various techniques like brainstorming, observing, interviewing, mind mapping and storytelling using notes, photography, and video to define the problem, research, ideate, rapid prototyping and choose & implement the solution. They learn from the outcome and work to improve them. The students work in small squads which bring out the magic of diversity in teams.
We provide an environment where importance is attached to an honest attempt to succeed in a task and not on the outcome itself, thus during the process failure is embraced and not demeaned. Playing, laughing, presenting, having fun is encouraged at all times.
Integrated/Project Based Learning
We follow an integrated approach towards learning which means that learning is not compartmentalized into subjects, topics or text books. Our academic planning exercise involves an extensive review of the curriculum to integrate the points between various subjects and bring in the focus on the big idea, including real life examples, activities, projects, usage of visual and performing art, virtual tours, learning from nature etc. This contributes to student engagement, seeing the complexity of issues and grasping the idea of inter-connectedness.
METHODS INCLUDE USING
TREASURE HUNT (in Design Thinking) i.e., recycling the waste and creating something useful like paper bags, pen stands, showpieces, bookshelf, photo frames.
Preparing the working models of Human Respiratory & Excretory system
Playing snakes and ladders to understand the concept of adding forward
A LITERATURE APPROACH
Story making with the help of Ling & Vachan
Role play of favourite poets and authors
Making a SANDCASTLE (identifying the letter "S")
Author of the month in LRC integrated with English & Hindi
Making a paper crinkling machine in Design Thinking
Understanding the structure & functioning of the brain as experiential learning by playing the balance game (G10)
Learning the basics of gardening in the life skills class
Preparing the model of the Lifecycle of butterfly showing the cyclic process
Playing traditional games like Pithul, Langdi (integrated with Hindi & ICT)
Pouring Water (in LKG) to learn and improve hand and eye coordination
LRC Scavenger Hunt - searching for the books given in the chits
SEEING THE COMPLEXITY OF ISSUES
Preparing detox drinks to understand the nutritional value of various food items
Doing Water Auditing on campus to learn and describe the chemical composition of tap water and purified water
AN INTERCONNECTED WORLDVIEW
PRETEND PLAY that included the safety rules to be followed while using air, water and land transport, and moral values like being kind and helpful.
Conducting assemblies on nutritional awareness
Understanding the process of Sewage treatment by visiting the STP plant on the school campus under work experience
Integrating ICT with Life skills & EVS where students performed various Asanas to understand the importance of a healthy body with a healthy mind to maintain the ergonomics while working on a computer.
Celebrating Reading month by Listening to stories integrated with English & Hindi
A FOCUS ON BIG IDEAS
Exploring the internal parts of the CPU and the storage device as an experiential learning
Jadu Ke Khel in Hindi
SOUND MAKING using various materials
Understand the concept of floating and sinking through experiential learning
USING APPROPRIATE EXPECTATIONS FROM ALL SUBJECTS
MODEL MAKING (LIFE CYCLE OF BUTTERFLY) to understand the process of metamorphosis
Shadow puppet show integrated with science to understand the concept of light
Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
ICT in schools is mostly associated with digital classrooms and contents, however, ICS's approach is to adapt the technology for school improvement and bring a global perspective.
We use the emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) to impart the required knowledge and skills to the students in the 21st century.
ICS implements ICT into the curriculum in a number of ways, like including learning activities that promote higher-order thinking skills, which make use of all sorts of software and online project-based resources, in turn, teachers utilize non-traditional pedagogies and approaches.
21st Century School Campus
Provides best cloud productive experience to help students and teachers work together in exciting new ways.
Empower students and teachers to succeed with the dynamic set of educational tools
Improved learning pedagogy
Bring in efficiency in the system so that more time is freed up for 'Academic Excellence'
Excellent collaboration and communication within and outside school