Pedagogy (Middle Wing)
Effective pedagogies involve a range of techniques, including whole-class and structured group work, guided learning and individual activity. Effective pedagogies focus on developing higher order thinking and meta-cognition. Teachers at Bosco Public School, Paschim Vihar have taken the challenge of designing quality experiences for making teaching-learning process interesting, engaging and child-centered.
This pedagogical approach has many associated terms (e.g., constructivist, student-centered, participatory, active), but generally draws on learning theories suggesting learners should play an active role in the learning process. The teacher facilitates this process, but also creates and structures the conditions for learning.
This approach provides learners with a learning environment that helps them make connections of their learning's across curriculum. It focuses on connections rather than teaching isolated facts.
Competency Based learning
Competency-based learning is an outcome based approach to education. It ensures proficiency in learning by students through demonstration of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required for dealing with real life situations at the age and grade appropriate level.
Experiential learning focuses on learners reflecting on their experience of doing something, so as to gain conceptual insight as well as practical expertise. Experiential learning theory is viewed as a holistic integrative perspective of learning.
Joyful learning means positive intellectual and emotional state of learners. This state or experience is achieved when an individual or a group is deriving pleasure and a sense of satisfaction from the process of learning. A joyful classroom engages learners actively and infuses enthusiasm and joy through activities in the form of games, stories, role plays, puzzles, hands on activities, songs and dance.
This approach allows learners to be active in the process of constructing meaning and knowledge rather than passively receiving information. It fosters critical thinking and provides learners with a learning environment that helps them make connections with their learnings.
Collaborative Approach is an umbrella term for a variety of educational approaches involving joint intellectual effort by students and teachers together. This includes Think- Pair- Share Method, Integrated Process Approach and Peer Teaching.
A teaching technique created by Manzo (1969) where students participate in an active discussion of a text. Students will create questions at multiple levels based on modelling received from the teacher. Both students and teachers will answer the questions.
Inductive and Deductive Method of Teaching
Deductive teaching begins with a general rule of theory presented by the teachers, followed by specific examples and practice problems. Ind Inductive teaching begins the topic with specific examples presented by the instructor and requires students to make observations to formulate a general rule or theory.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This method is used to introduce flexibility into the classroom, it incorporates both student-centred learning and the multiple intelligence theory.
Inquiry Based Approach
Inquiry requires more than simply answering questions or getting a right answer. It espouses investigation, exploration, search, quest, research, pursuit, and study. The students are given a free and safe environment where they can inquire their doubts and share their thoughts.
This method provides an approach to learning that improves memorization and understanding of new material. A study technique in which students preview, question, read, reflect, recite, and review a given material or their work.
It is a process of continuous critical reflection to foster self-learning, and to improve subsequent practices. This approach involves taking time to think and reflect on teaching and learning for evaluative purposes. The purpose of reflection is to learn from experiences. It supports students and teachers to become innovative, confident, engaged and responsible.