Unicent School derives its philosophy from the research work done by the CBSE on education, and its impact and relevance in modern times…
CBSE has become one of the most sought-after school boards in India. The Board takes initiatives to keep the curriculum upgraded with the latest trends in education and in accordance with the needs of time, The main aim is to develop and assess the children not only academically abut also in Life Skills, Attitudes, Citizenship Values, Education in Fine Arts, and so on. All round development as the stated purpose of education implies optimization of hidden potential of every child in the physical, intellectual, mental and spiritual planes.
Globalisation in every sphere of the society has important implications for education. The increasingly competitive environment into which schools are being drawn and the aspirations of parents place a tremendous burden of stress and anxiety on children; to the detriment of their personal growth and development, and thus hamper the joy of learning. The challenge for schools is to strike a balance between maintaining a rigour in curriculum and keep the zest for learning alive in students.
The methodology developed and followed in Unicent is based on learning theories like Vygotsky’s Constructivism, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Learning by itself is a developmental process which emphasizes on two fold objectives. The first is continuity in teaching, assessment and evaluation of broad based learning and behavioural outcomes. At Unicent we emphasise that evaluation of identified aspects of students’ ‘growth and development’ is a continuous process rather than events, built into the total teaching-learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session and schooling years. Secondly, we also attempt to cover the co-curricular aspects of students’ growth and development through real-time experiences, hands-on experiments and competitions.
Since abilities, attitudes and aptitudes can manifest themselves in forms other than only in the written words, a variety of tools and techniques are applied and we aim at developing and assessing a learner’s development in higher order thinking skills as well such as analyzing, evaluating and creating. Assessment during the course of studies is based on a variety of evidences and lead to diagnosis of learning gaps and their remediation whenever required.
Unicent School, is affiliated to CBSE and follows the curriculum to the greatest extent with reference to letter and spirit, modifying it to make it contextually relevant for the students.
Pre-school- Nursery, LKG and UKG
Children have a natural yearning to find out, and Unicent provides just that right environment and stimulation for it. The teaching methodologies are carefully designed to help build interest, and motivate the students in their pursuit for gaining knowledge.
The syllabus comprises of developing largely the pre-writing and reading skills, pre-mathematical skills and gross motor and fine-motor skills.
It also nurtures children to ensure that they retain their natural instinct – where they are incharge of their own learning through the ‘Plan-do-Review’ cycle specially followed during the Activity Time which is also the time for student initiated leaning.
Our Pre-school Programme comprises of the following activities:
- Dramatisation through role plays and puppet shows
- Show and Tell
- Art and Crafts, Origami, Clay-modeling
- Circle Time
- Indoor games
- Music and Dance
- Storytelling through various ways
- Water and Sand play
- Outdoor games and physical fitness exercises
Primary School-Classes I to IV
Our learning programme gives young learners the framework to develop skills in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Languages. It helps children learn how to ask questions, explore the options and discover solutions on their own. Emphasis on Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening), for effective communication, is a priority. Teaching and learning is enhanced with the help of audio-visual aids and other content and resources developed by our in-house research team.
- Extensive Orals for developing speaking skills
- Abacus for speed and accuracy in Mathematics
- Experiential learning with Field trips
- Nurturing the spirit of enquiry
- Importance on understanding and application
- Opportunities to discover knowledge
- Planned revision
- Use of audio-visual aids
- Developing qualities of leadership with emphasis on social responsibilities
- Learning beyond the textbook and relating to real life experiences
- Creative and aesthetic sense
- Being able to learn without feeling the stress
- Engaging homework for enhancing learning and maintaining the curiosity of children
The sensitive transition from primary to secondary is carefully planned, to prepare students for the more formal and structured style of learning in the secondary years. The instructional elements in the classroom, the testing procedures and the examination procedures change to increase the rigour of the curriculum delivery. Group Counselling, Individual Counseling and Adolescent Education become an important and integrated part of the class room processes to ensure that the children develop the ability to cope with the changes and are better prepared to face life after the cocooned years of schooling.
- Project Work and Mini-Researches
- Presentations and Public Speaking Skills
- Home Assignments
- Extensive Writing Work Practice for Examinations with Practice Worksheets
- Development of Referencing Skills
- Development of Critical Thinking Skills
- An interdisciplinary approach with an international dimension
- Hands on Lab Work
Remedial teaching forms a part of the teaching learning cycle to ensure
- that either learning gaps are addressed through early interventions
- or children with learning difficulties or gaps are provided constant support.