Teaching Methodology

Academic Philosophy

The young people of B R Birla Public School are encouraged to develop the habits of mind of scholars. To that end, BRBPS offers a broad, rich and challenging curriculum. The curriculum promotes a strong foundation in the academic disciplines, a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and selective opportunities to pursue individual interests. As students progress through the grades, the program becomes increasingly flexible and offers a wide array of electives beyond the core curriculum.

Teachers provide challenging classroom experiences designed to encourage curiosity and breadth of interest, self-expression, joy, and aesthetic sensibility. The classes have a manageable number of students and teachers encourage them to participate actively in discussion, to work together creatively to solve problems, to communicate their ideas effectively, and to learn from each other.

The BRBPS program is demanding, but the culture of the school is also caring and supportive. Students build close personal relationships with their teachers. The environment in the school is one of cooperation and a shared endeavor in the pursuit of learning and growth. Extra help outside of the classroom is an important element of the BRBPS culture as teachers recognize their students’ individual needs and learning styles. We believe that students learn best when they can trust in their teachers’ kindness and understanding and when the classroom is a safe haven for all questions and ideas.

An important facet of the word “hopefulness” entails the promise of benefits that accrue both from the process and the reality of learning. This hopefulness prompts the school now, more than ever, to strive to be a community that lays the foundation for a lifetime love of learning.

 Curriculum

The academic program at the BR Birla Public School is designed to meet the needs of young children. Childhood is a period of rapid growth as children seek means to learn and achieve; they need to nourish their developing mental abilities. Young children need a sound base of experiences that are essential for later learning, a strong sense of self -esteem and excitement & curiosity for learning. It is during this time that children develop higher order thinking skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, societal thinking, reflecting thinking etc. Our Curriculum is planned and developed to create such experiences for your child.

Curriculum is planned

·    Yearly

·    Monthly

·    Weekly

 

Pedagogy

Inquiry is the leading pedagogical approach that is distinctive of the BRBPS classroom. The inquiry-based approach encourages students to take responsibility and ownership of their learning. Inquiry facilitates conceptual exploration that is customized to the needs of each student as opposed to a traditional instructional model that only delivers information. Our learning community as BRBPS does not view knowledge as static but rather as a constantly evolving, collaborative process that necessitates original thinking and research.

While always accepting the value of student-centered learning, the school also embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and content, from a traditional lecture and discussion format to a range of more experiential approaches and teaching strategies like QAXP, RAFT, Reciprocal teaching, JIGSAW, Think Pair & Share, Four Corners etc.

Faculty development programs and professional development workshops give our facilitators the extra edge they need to stay connected with changing approaches to pedagogy.