To develop students holistically, adopting best global practices is important for schools. Our school has received international awards for good practices, says Joseph Thomas, Chairman, Mount Litera Zee School, Mysore, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN). Excerpts:
Mount Litera Zee School is in the education domain since 1994, how has been its journey so far?
Mount Litera Zee School has metamorphosed and leveraged the Higher Order Thinking Skills in its curriculum in the form of emerging student profile. The school has pioneered the concepts of internationalism in its curriculum with 21st century learning skills such as creativity, imagination, digital literacy and communication. At Mount Litera Zee School, demonstration classes and workshops are organised for teachers to explore how students can best identify sustainable developmental goals prescribed by the UNESCO. The teachinglearning process is measured by the analysis of students’ assessment data which helps the schools to build strategies in the TLP.
How are your services contributing to innovations in the education sector?
We have developed the FLiP (Financial Literacy Programme) to nurture our students in the skill of fi nancial management. Our programmes such as Digital Citizenship, School Entrepreneur’s Club have empowered the new generation to venture outside the four walls of the classroom.
Tell us about Litera Octave, your research and development model.
Litera Octave caters to all eight sections of the school that include parents, teachers, students, assessments, workshops, competitions, networking and infrastructure. Our content team brainstorms ideas and build the curriculum on par with the global standards. It helps our students to become an independent learners.
Which software do you use to eliminate paperwork and promote digitisation in your institution?
In our schools, we have started the green school drive to monitor paper consumption in different processes on a monthly- basis. We have a school management software (SMS) that enables parents to get updates from the school pertaining to school and examination time-table, circulars, homework and other important communications.
Your institution has received the International School Award (ISA) 2016-17 by the British Council, what is the way forward?
ISA has infused the essence of internationalism in the curriculum and invoked collaboration of our students with the partner schools outside India. Students have embarked on a journey of appreciating the cultural differences and understanding the similarities as well. ISA has helped in the school development by interweaving the international dimensions in the curriculum, climbing the ladder of professional development with the teachers and of all parents have been sensitised with the skill-based education rather than measuring learning outcomes with percentiles. As per our future plans, we wish to continue to embark on the journey of ISA in tandem with the schools’ international policy.