Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati
Education must evolve. This is our shared responsibility. School education has come of age. From being facilitators of literacy in the industrial age, schools today are institutions meant to develop the overall personality of a child.
Education methodologies have greatly benefited from research in child psychology. The big leap in school education stems from research that has been done on how a child learns. The biggest paradigm shift in education has been to teach students through ways and means that are in alignment with the ways in which they learn. The traditional approach to teaching has been an instructional one. Advances and insights into behavioural sciences have revealed that learning happens not through instructional teaching only, but with other means as well.
At Blue Bells, we searched far and wide to understand these methods. We discovered many new approaches to learning such as Experiential Learning, learning through multiple intelligences, inquiry-based approach, phenomenon-based learning, constructivist approach and more.
Our curriculum development experts have leveraged on multiple approaches to create a singular learning approach that combines western science with insights from Indian philosophy.
Additionally, research has shown that students learn and develop complex thinking skills by cutting across subjects and emulating real life situations in a collaborative environment. Emotional safety, empathy and compassion are essential not only for socio-emotional growth but also facilitate creativity and deeper understanding to help create an integrated learning environment.
Our new school, The Blue Bells School for Integrated Learning, therefore offers our most contemporary learning environment yet.