The Academic Curriculum at GJR International School is so designed that Experiential Learning is an interwoven part of Primary Years Programme and Senior School Curriculum. This process is evolved to help the students to have sound practical training to substantiate theoretical expressions.
Learning that is considered “experiential” contains all the following elements: reflection, critical analysis and synthesis, opportunities for students to take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for the results. It provides opportunities for students to engage intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, or physically.
Within a senior school course, experiential learning is about creating assignments and activities based on real-life situations and/or primary research that engage students in data-driven problem-solving with no predetermined right answers.
Students along with their teachers are encouraged to conduct internal and external symposia, conferences as well as science fairs, Subject Specific Open House Weeks, talent fairs and Senior students undergo few weeks’ internship programmes with their mentors. Working with mentors at our premises or partner sites, students recognize and use their strengths and interests to explore their creative and critical thinking cognitive spaces and Leadership Skills.
Why is this an Important Part of the Curriculum?
Real-world competencies such as civic engagement, team work, and leadership that most employers look for in candidates, are best practiced in the “real-world” not sitting in a classroom.
Experiential learning stimulates academic inquiry to enrich and apply the content students are learning
Increases students’ motivation to learn. Makes them active Inquirers
Makes them Autonomous Learners
Reflection deepens learning and helps students to transfer their previous learning to new contexts, master new concepts, principles, and skills.
Gives students the opportunity to practice and develop resilience, tenacity, curiosity and self-direction.