“This world is tricky and abstract. It is not a textbook or worksheet. Discovering what happened is not enough; you need to know how it happened and why it happened.”
The Key Focus of the Academics at GJR revolves around the Cognitive, Emotive and Skills based 360 Degree Approach.
The Academic Curriculum is an integration of best practices and methodology of Personal and Reflective Learning blended with collaborative approach using International methodology and Multiple Intelligence Approach.
The school applies the Multiple Intelligences approach, developed by Dr. Howard Gardner from Harvard University. There are eight intelligences that need to be nurtured and developed in children: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal.
The eight intelligences reflect different ways of thinking, solving problems, and learning. While we ensure our students are capable learners, we feel it is important to challenge our students above and beyond laid down norms. Multiple- Intelligence serves as a vehicle by which we do this. This approach is propelled by Reflective learning, which is a way of allowing students to reflect at their learning experience to help them develop critical thinking skills and improve on future performance by analysing their experience. Personal Learning Environment (PLE) helps the learner take control of and manage his/her own learning.
Even the teaching is a Reflective teaching process, where teachers think over their teaching practices, analyzing how something was taught and how the practice might be improved or changed for better learning outcomes. The first language or medium of instruction in school is English. Second and third language options are available for either Kannada or Hindi or French [from 2020].