With a belief in the individuality and uniqueness of each child, the educational philosophy at The Shri Ram Universal School (TSUS) is emphatic about providing child-centric education; keeping this in mind, the school offers learning that is both interactive and experiential. The teaching methodology is a diverse mix of the most recent innovations in education and is based on the latest findings in educational pedagogy.
It is our goal that each child attains the fullest of his/her potential, has the knowledge and skills that will allow the child to function effectively as a participating and contributing citizen in our society. The school's activities and programmes are designed to help each child achieve his/her ‘personal best’ and work towards ‘bettering their best’.
At TSUS, the teaching learning process is designed to ensure that the focus is not just on the ʻwhatʼ of learning but also on the ʻhowʼ of learning. Thus, the methodology and best practices at school include specially designed programmes such as:
Wonder Time is an activity that develops one of the most important skills a child would need through his/her learning years; observation. Children have an innate curiosity to explore things around them; by providing many different materials to touch, observe and manipulate, they learn to observe, record, infer and arrive at a conclusion.
Show ʻnʼ Tell in the Elementary and Lower Primary grades is a teaching learning strategy used to develop language, confidence and presentation skills in early learners. Moving from structured to unstructured sessions, Show ʼnʻ Tell provides children a platform to speak in the midst of encouragement and positivity. This activity is the childʼs first step towards facing an audience and making a presentation, which are important skills in the real world.
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) is a reading programme that has 15 minutes slotted in the time table for Nursery to Grade VI to encourage children to fall in love with books.
Research and Referral is a programme that hones not just the research skills of children but also encourages them to ask out of the box questions to solve problems. The research topics are related to people, genres of literature, performing or visual art and children are encouraged to channelize their research skills to arrive at the various facets of the topic under discussion. The Research and Referral programme results in a 360° learning by the child as they approach the topic from all perspectives and arrive at their own conclusions based on their findings.
Writersʻ Workshop enables children to understand the process of writing and book publishing and empowers children by providing them the tools to articulate their thoughts better.
The Writersʻ Workshop encourages children to write original and meaningful pieces, which are then polished and improved upon, by drafting and redrafting. This programme is an essential part of the Grades IV and V English Curriculum.
The Shri Reading Programme is a graded comprehensive reading programme from Nursery to Grade V, which aims at developing effective readers not by chance but by design. Closure activity is integral to this programme as it informs the teachers about the childʼs level of comprehension and gives the child an opportunity to express his/her views, think creatively, dramatise and make connections.
Jig Saw Learning is a cooperative learning strategy that helps children create their own learning. It is used to optimise learning as it enables children to learn as per their individual learning styles and pace. It capitalizes on the strength of each individual child and promotes collaboration. Jig Saw learning provides setting and equips the learners to graduate to a Flipped Classroom environment.
ʼEQUBEʻ, the Life Education Programme is a specially designed curriculum that focuses on reflection and self-empowerment. Eqube works with the children to enable them to carve out a vision for themselves and their lives. With an objective to create sensitive, thinking and caring individuals who work proactively towards bringing about change and making a difference both to their own lives and to the society as a whole, Eqube strengthens the childʼs decision making skills and emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for oneself and oneʻs actions.