Inquiry, as the leading pedagogical approach in the classroom, is recognized as allowing students to be actively involved in their own learning and to take responsibility for that learning. Inquiry allows each student’s understanding of the world to develop in a manner and at a rate that is unique to that student. It is recognized that there is a role for drill and practice in the classroom. Yet it is felt that teaching to the fullest extent possible about central ideas, that are concept based, leads to the most substantial and enduring learning.
CLASSROOM CULTURE AT LAKSHYA
The pedagogy is competent and contemporary. It serves as the best preparation for further studies in the finest universities in the world. Activity-based, experiential learning is facilitated across all classes. Every student participates and contributes to the interactive and collaborative classrooms where they are encouraged to think laterally and link the topics from their taught curriculum. The school has extremely well qualified and committed academic staffs, whose members have exposure to international educational systems and are trained in Inquiry-based learning and teaching methods which makes thinking visible in the classrooms.
A holistic approach to teaching and learning is important for the physical, emotional, intellectually creative, spiritual and social well-being of children, and to develop them as well-rounded individuals.
At LIS, we lay emphasis on experiential and exploratory methods of learning, well beyond the classroom, as well as espouse the appreciation and practice of our school’s values and attributes. We constantly ensure that holistic approaches to teaching and learning are achieved in multiple ways – ongoing review of curriculum, introduction of new subjects, the breadth of sports and co-curricular activities, and the regular upgrading of infrastructural facilities and resources. In the classroom, students present their work by way of presentations, role plays, small skits and impromptu debates. The students have many out-of-classroom activities and experiences such as theatre, photography, film appreciation, music, robotics, football, cricket, tennis, basketball, taekwondo, and many more. Community service encourages children to understand the challenges faced by the less-privileged and sensitises them to the importance of being compassionate.
The School has recently become an Edujapan Cell School which will truly support the cause of being an International School. The EduJapan Programme is about knowing about Japanese Culture & its Learning Ecosystem paving the path for high value employment & entrepreneurial opportunities with the host of Japanese Companies. Furthermore the school is also working towards the accreditation of International School Award (ISA) introduced by the British Council where ISA recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools.