Seth Anandram Jaipuria School espouses a hybrid approach of teaching and learning, mixing concept-building with enquiry-based learning in an appropriate degree, says School Principal-cum-Director Manju Rana in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
How does the school embed best future practices and innovations into the teaching-learning process?
The school truly espouses the belief that growth comes not only from doing different things, but also doing things differently. The blended learning approach in classrooms, state-of-the-art technology, social media for customised solutions, or a distinctive assessment system that focuses on academic proficiency as much as it does on the joy of learning. We have adopted novel methods like Maths lab for practical application of theory; Science lab and upcoming Atal Tinkering Lab that is based on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to inculcate scientific temper; IT labs and smart class to explore the true potential of learning methods; digitised and well stocked libraries; ‘Work-Ex’ clubs for developing vocational acumen; student exchange programmes with British Council, French Embassy, Environment Online (ENO) initiatives, etc to support the teaching-learning process.
Jaipuria espouses a hybrid approach of teaching and learning, mixing concept-building with enquirybased learning in an appropriate degree. Innovative progress is examined by the management and the principal at the helm.
What initiatives have been taken by the school in monitoring innovative progress, performance and behaviour of students?
Jaipuria espouses a hybrid approach of teaching and learning, mixing concept-building with enquiry-based learning in an appropriate degree. Innovative progress is examined by the management and the principal at the helm. The school takes each student’s academic assessment, innovative progress and evaluation acutely. Marks in assessments are collated and analysed by the leadership team with the help of IT department. Data is analysed student wise and subject wise, to identify common areas of concern and redressed through remedial classes.
For innovation in school it is important to have skilled teachers, what measures have you taken to improve the teaching experience?
At Jaipuria, we undertake teacher training acutely and adopt a policy of minimum 40 hours of teacher training through internal and external workshops. Furthermore, comprehensive measures are also taken up like simulated social skill training; microteaching among peers; programmed instruction with use of ICT and other technology-based tools; team teaching; and interaction analysis for analysing and observing the classroom behaviour used as a feedback device.
It is very important for school and parents to be in sync for the holistic development of the children. Share the processes you follow for it.
Education is a three-tier process where parents, teachers and students work together for holistic learning. Parents are welcomed to actively participate in the school activities. The school not only conducts PTAs, but also takes up many initiatives to keep the parents in sync through orientation programmes.