At the Sanskar International School we encourage inquiry based, project based and experiential learning in alignment with the constructivist approach recommended by National Curriculum Framework 2005 and CBSE Board.
Emphasis is placed on learning by asking questions, problem solving and through application. This is reinforced through curriculum related trips, workshops, seminars and films. Authentic experiences and real life examples are embedded into the syllabi in all the domains allowing for deep learning and engaging classrooms. The focus is on working towards making all learners independent and ultimately able to be in charge of their learning.
INQUIRY BASED LEARNING
Children are naturally curious, trying at each step to make sense of a big world with numerous elements which surround them. At Sanskar International School, it is this inherent curiosity that we tap into. Educators at our school encourage students to question the things as they exist around them.
Students examine, investigate, question, collaborate, research, interact with the larger community and environment, and share their ideas and opinions. Solving problems by engaging deeply with the issues enables them to come up with creative solutions. The entire learning cycle includes tremendous scope for integrating ideas, concepts and skills, practicing values, taking part in shared leadership.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
The Project based learning is an experiential method of instruction based on the Inquiry approach to learning followed at Sanskar International School. It engages students in group oriented projects, providing active instruction in an interdisciplinary array of skills, including mathematics, technology, language arts, fine arts, geography, history and science. The following are the main facets of this method of knowledge delivery.
PBL helps students develop skills for living in a knowledge-based, technological society.
PBL accommodates students with varying learning styles and differences, helping them to become lifelong learners.
PBL lends itself to authentic assessment.
A wise man, anonymous in the face of contemporary information explosion, once said, “To read or not to read, is a silly question.” At Sanskar International School, we firmly believe in and emphasize upon the value reading holds in the life of a learner, and hence, we are involved in a conscious effort towards evolving a strong reading culture in school. Reading not only is a source of recreation for our students, but it is almost indispensable when it comes to when it comes to stimulating creativity and imagination.
Our teachers equip the early readers with all the technical skills at this stage like sound conventions, decoding strategies, breaking into syllables, sight vocabulary, dealing with unconventional sounds. Besides these skills they also learn to engage with the story and learn to map the story line.
Once they master the basic reading, at Grade II to IV levels, our curriculum focuses to a large extent on building up the literacy skills. Children learn to analyze texts, make connections, compare, describe, make decision to choose right reading and make reading as an important vocation.
Grade V onwards, reading is completely an independent decision and children use reading for varied purposes.