CURRICULUM

PATHWAY TO OUR SCHOOL SUCCESS

CURRICULUM
The word "curriculum" began as a Latin word which means "the course of a race" (which in turn derives from the verb currere meaning "to run/to proceed").The main objective of any curricula is to bring order in education. Further, we can all agree without any argument that change is constant & any curricula must also be receptive, adaptive to changes & requirements of the times. In line with the NEP 2020, we at Malgudi Vidyanikethan have a very adaptive curricula which is mix of espousing time tested fundamental concepts , flexible custom made learning initiatives & programmes that are intimately intertwined in the prescribed NCERT curricula, which is followed by the school.

To advance the planned learning initiative’s at school we have adopted various pedagogical methods like Montessori methodology, the 5 step x-seed sequential educational approach, value education in theory & practice, communication, general etiquettes & mannerisms required to deal in the real world etc.
In short curricula & the associated material are the tools & the teacher’s or gurus are the craftsmen that carve out the future of the emerging generations & the quality of the emerging generation’s solely depends on the quality of the craftsman!

Our Pre-primary curriculum is based on the Montessori methods of teaching and is developmentally appropriate, integrated with play way methods and is creative. It aims to instill a sense of care for others, self and the environment in our children. The Malgudi Vidyanikethan curriculum content is secular and the program reflects the cultural diversity found in our country. It is based on the following principles:

EXERCISE OF PRACTICAL LIFE:

The Practical Life area of the classroom is the foundation of Montessori education. Its purposeful activities are simple familiar routine activities that enable the child to acquire coordination, orderliness, self-confidence, independence, control over his/her small muscle movements and to enable him/her to understand the function of his/her immediate environment.

These precise and graceful exercises help our children to experience the culture of their community, learn grace and courtesy skills. It also helps them to develop independence, Instill a sense of care for themselves & the environment.

SENSORIAL ACTIVITIES

The children carry out the activities by using their senses effectively from the experiences they have gained by performing the exercises of practical life. Activities are given to the children without mentioning the purpose or the outcome of carrying out the same, thereby allowing the children to use their senses and intelligence to complete the tasks.

Performing these sensorial activities helps the child to evolve and improve their intelligences by learning to use their senses which in turn has been used to assimilate information from the practical life activities they have carried out. The sensorial activities are to be performed individually and guidance for the same is provided by the teachers.

LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES

The development of language begins with speech and progresses into reading & writing. The idea of a language as a means of communication can only be improved upon by interacting in the same. Children are encouraged to interact freely and express themselves in the school environment.

In Montessori method of language learning the words & letters are associated with sounds. It is a processes called as phonetics where the sounds are associated with letters. These letter symbols can be easily identified by children as only sounds do not have any form and the children who are accustomed to sensorial learning can easily associate the sounds with the letters.

ENRICHING ACTIVITIES

These activities are planned in such a way that they cover a broad spectrum of subjects like geography, history, arts, zoology, botany etc. The intention of these activities is to familiarize the children with the subjects without them being consciously aware of the same as the children of this age are very observant and curious.

The activities planned are very simple in nature & by doing these activities the children have fun and it helps to create a foot print for further formal learning at the primary level.
Keeping in line with the vision of Malgudi Vidyanikethan, we have adopted XSEED which is a “Teaching Improvement System”. XSEED follows the proven Five-Step Experiential Learning Method where concepts are taught through hands-on experimentation followed by analysis by students, questioning, application and feedback. This replaces the one-step ‘telling’ and memorization followed in many traditional classrooms. Students in XSEED classrooms, therefore grasp core concepts better, communicate fluently in English, and perform better in reasoning and application based tests.

XSEED LEARNING TOOLS FOR STUDENTS


XSEED works because it integrates detailed classroom planning with on-going teacher training. Through a step-by-step method it helps even ordinary teachers do extra-ordinary work.

STUDENT WORKBOOKS:

Workbooks for practicing concepts and improving writing skills. Worksheets in the workbook provide high-quality, carefully designed questions for each of the four concepts in a Block. The workbook allows students to practice and improve their higher order thinking and writing skills.

CONTENT BOOKS

Ready reference guide for detailed explanation about the concept learnt. XSEED Method Content Books give detailed explanations of concepts in an engaging way. They also come with questions for practice.

ASSESSMENT TESTS

Formative and summative assessment tests (Learn-o-meter) for students along with CCE compatible student report. It is a comprehensive academic solution which uses very specific and effective learning tools for teachers, students, and even parents..

MODEL TEACHING VIDEOS

A real life classroom showcasing an ideal teacher delivering concepts, for home teaching by parents. It brings visible improvement in Grasp of Concepts and Spoken English of students.

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