Doon Public School :: An Odyssey Of Educational Excellence Inspiring Leaders To Scale New Heights | digitalLEARNING Magazine
February 2014

Doon Public School :: An Odyssey Of Educational Excellence Inspiring Leaders To Scale New Heights

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dlEducation at Doon Public School epitomizes exigent, engaging and inevitably satisfying curriculum incorporated with co-curricular activities so as bring the innate potential of the child to groom him to face the challenges with zeal and zest. The aim of education is to make the school a rewarding journey which makes them the leaders of tomorrow who can shoulder the responsibility infused with immense confidence and commitment.
We believe education is an ongoing process and are committed to develop students’ knowledge, skills and passion for learning while expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ideas from around the world. Internationalism is at the core of the school’s education system : it’s what makes us unique. The British Council has introduced a unique Connecting Classrooms programme, which nurtures global citizenship through a range of online and offline activities undertaken by the teachers of our school. Our curriculum emphasizes global mindedness along with the academic excellence. As career opportunities increasingly hinge upon the ability to navigate a global economy, our school equips the students with the skills and experiences required for success at top universities and beyond. Year round international activities merged with the different subjects involving more and more students in the international work makes the teaching learning process truly immersive.
The significant and worthwhile changes in the teaching practices. The teachers of the school keep updating their skills by attending workshops so as to arm themselves to keep abreast with the changing times. They also attended a session by British Council to discover various online courses available for teachers for Continuing Professional Development. There has been a paradigm shift in teaching and learning where our primary concern is education for life that is imparting education embedded with life skills in order to combat the rigorous and cut throat competition in every field that requires not only the bookish knowledge but skill based education. Aptly said by Alexander the Great, “ I am indebted to my father for living but to my teacher for living well”. Proving to the adage, stands testimony, the sound and conducive student friendly environs in the school which help to shape the future of the students, their institution and faculty. The student whose mind holds a curious medley of miracles feels proud to be a part of the school where he gets a pristine platform in mentoring by the teachers. school provides ample opportunities to the young minds with global standards of education and makes them part of a global community.
The school has set new benchmarks by taking initiatives to lay down novel ideas and ideals. We are the First school in India to have Computer Aided Teaching and Learning through Smart Class using Plasma Screens with Smart Assessment System (SAS ) in all the classes. The ‘Biotechnology Lab’, with the facility of ‘tissue culture’ and the ‘Language Lab’ are one of their kinds. Our school in partnership with Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd has also initiated the Scholastic Reading Inventory for the students which is a reading comprehension test that assesses the child’s reading skills using the Lexile Framework for Reading. The SRI is an online computer –adaptive assessment that adapts to the child’s ability. There has been a complete metamorphosis in the concept of teaching which is extraordinarily visible in our schoolbased teacher education programs, which have been created to rethink the relationship between theory and practice imparted by them. We bring about

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