The school aims to provide opportunities for the development of sports people and to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst students, says Mukesh Sharma, Chairman, Prometheus School, Noida in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
Prometheus School is one of the premier schools in the Delhi/NCR, how the journey started and what was the idea behind it?
The school is a co-educational day school, located in a suburban area of Delhi, the National capital. The school is run under the aegis of Gauri Shiksha Foundation, with the aim of providing affordable quality education. The school aims to provide opportunities for the development of sportspeople and to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst students. To this end, the school is keen to provide quality education at a low cost.
How Prometheus School can help students to be prepared for a better future?
The current scenario has shown the importance of adaptability and acquisition of 21st-century skills such as creative and critical thinking skills, communication and collaborative skills. Keeping this in mind, Prometheus school aims to nurture the next generation of global leaders who can thrive anywhere in the world. The mission of the school is to create a community of curious, lifelong learners through compassion, collaboration and creative pursuits to achieve global sustainable goals.
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All teaching-learning practices in the school are in line with the school vision of creating future ready leaders in a global society.
What are the unique features with IB curriculum?
The IB curriculum promotes inquiry approach with a focus on the development of skills and competencies and allows students’ to become lifelong learners. The students are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning. The IB learner profile develops empathy, respect and understanding of their own culture and that of others. It aims at creating internationally-minded global citizens. The assessments are linked to real-life context that allows a student to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts and showcase skill development.
How Prometheus School will inculcate life skills within students?
As an innovative educational institution, we aim to provide the spark to a community of learners by making learning fun and challenging for our students. It is imperative that we encourage our students to actively participate in physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual pursuits throughout their lives. We believe that we have the duty to foster the holistic growth and development of each student through active, creative and cross-cultural education. The teaching pedagogy of IB with its focus on inquiry, action and reflection has inbuilt opportunities for students to engage with real-life issues and develop a personal perspective on these issues.
Usage of technology in school education; How Prometheus School has incorporated it its curriculum.
Prometheus School is supported by QA Infotech, which is an IT company hence, technology and the use of technology in the teaching is given due importance. However, it is important to ensure children do not become technology dependent – rather they need to leverage technology to aid their learning process. Learning assessments, online library resources for research, reading and reference are all good areas for leveraging technology. Operationally as well, Prometheus is a technology-powered to ensure all our processes are scalable, optimized and secure.