Academics > Methodology
The methodology followed in Nalanda embodies our core objectives. According to Linda Hammond - A democratic education means that we educate people in a way that ensures they can think independently, that they can use information, knowledge, and technology, among other things, to draw their own conclusions. At Nalanda, we believe strongly in this statement and the educators act as facilitators to lead the children to not just amass the wealth of knowledge but also encourage the ability to filter the important information in an age when all are constantly being bombarded with a lot of it. At Nalanda, we follow the student-centric approach which involves the play way method for the tiny tots giving them, hands on experience to learn and retain, learning to learn, theory and project based learning and various techniques that does not confine learning to the classroom. We ensure that the methodology is apt and age appropriate.
Nalanda aims to give students a broader, deeper, richer educational experience by recognising each student's strongest talents and building on them in order to ensure that all the areas of talent are developed. We aim at developing the following skills through various methods:
Linguistic - through activities like creative writing, literature, theatre, debating, extempore and public speaking.
Logical-Mathematical - through activities such as Science and Maths projects and experiments and relevant games.
Musical - through activities as playing different musical instruments such as keyboard, mouth organ, guitar, table, drums, and singing classical and contemporary music.
Bodily-Kinesthetic - through activities such as sports and athletics, yoga, modelling, craft, contemporary and classical dance.
Spatial - through activities such as drawing, painting and wood work.
Environmentalist - through activities such as conservationism, cleanliness drives, gardening, nature camps, biological and chemical experiments.
Inter-Personal - through activities such as group projects, peer teaching and presentations (including monthly newsletters and annual magazines).
Intra-Personal - through activities such as self-awareness training.
Reinforcement and Retention – through Froebel’s Gifts which enhances vocabulary building, Math and Science Concepts and Logical Reasoning.
Learning to Learn - Nalanda aims to develop motivated, confident articulate students with the skills necessary for self study. Our students get their motivation to become Life-Long Learners by watching their role models – their educators – do the same.
Schooling is the most important part of an individual's life. Thinking is one thing that can make and destroy at the same time. Therefore it is important to teach children how to think good and do good. Their way of thinking will decide on what kind of a person he or she will be in future...Read More