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 Genius’ Planet 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, practising 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 Genius’ Planet 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 Genius’ Planet 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.
Writing is central to most any academic subject from first grade to senior year, students write daily and are tested in writing. Learning to write doesn’t happen overwrite. Good writing also requires the ability to judge our own efforts and make appropriate revisions. At Genius’ Planet School teachers always advice and motivate our students to improve their handwriting. Hand writing periods also in the timetable of school.