Education needs to be dynamic and ever changing in its contents and form as per the changing needs and requirements of society, says Swapnali Kadam, Chairperson, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Rabindranath Tagore School of Excellence, Pune, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
What are the various factors which make a school reach on top position in a city or State
Infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities for accomplishing the curricular-co-curricular activities, child friendly safe campus, trained faculty, professional, and child-centric working system are some of the key parameters that help an institute build its rapport in the society. If a School excels in all these aspects, automatically it reaches the zenith.
What kind of technology has helped Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Rabindranath Tagore School of Excellence (BVRTSE) to improve learning outcomes among its students?
BVRTSE has a Wi-Fi campus and the classes are equipped with touchscreen writing/visual Smart Boards, short throw projectors. Lower classes have smart android LCDs & visualizers. Smart classes with internet connectivity has made the teaching-learning process a fruitful activity. The effective use of technology helps children to conduct research on every topic which is an essential part of IGCSE curriculum. At BVRTSE, we make a perfect balance between Screen exposure time & off-screen time. digital library facilitate children to refer millions of subject related & other books on line.
A good school must have good student-teacher coordination, what methods do you follow to maintain a healthy coordination between teachers and students?
It all begins from the empathetic attitude of our teachers. teachers with high Emotional Quotient (EQ) are given priority during recruitment. We cater to inclusive education and differential learning through personalised instructions. Individuality of every child is given due respect, they are heard and given due importance. We make sure to provide them ample opportunity to express themselves on broad spectrum platform.
In order to maintain a good learning environment at schools, what activities along with studies are conducted at BVRTSE?
Seating arrangement in the class is C-shaped which motivates them to be participative. Roundtable sessions are held in Pre-Primary and Primary classes. group activities among students of all age groups are conducted regularly. Field study sessions within school campus are also conducted. Expression of every child in the form of art/paper work is displayed in the surroundings so as to make them feel proud of their contribution in elevating the pro-learning ambiance. Beautiful campus equipped with various facilities help teachers in engaging children in multiple activities for enhancing their innate talents.
How a curriculum has been developed by the school that is interesting as well as focuses on the holistic development of students?
The lesson plans are activity-based. Teachers come up with age appropriate innovative activities. Entire curriculum is research- based in which individual students try to understand the concepts with their own observation. Students come up with their observation which is worked upon by the teachers with their quality inputs. Conceptual teaching learning process is given a due weightage. This make the teaching learning process a very lively and interesting one for the students.