Learning at Ekya
“Education is not the learning of facts but training the mind to think”
At Ekya, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey and knowing how to learn is a skill in itself. Our learning process focuses on creating lifelong learners with the means to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing world.
Learning as a goal is truly achieved only when students are able to transfer their learnings to new situations. To enable this, at Ekya, we provide opportunities for students to nurture their curiosity, present ideas, explore authentic tasks such as engineering and design challenges and research reports.
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Are there more than 118 elements? Why did dinosaurs become extinct? The curiosity that lies behind these questions and the drive to find the answers is what learning Science is all about. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines and its main goal is to understand how the universe works. Studying physics develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
At Ekya, the students delve into the world of Physics through problem-solving tasks using light and sound, experiments with force and motion in the primary grades to tasks such as the Reverse Engineering project, Air Bag Challenge, and Hybrid Vehicle Design Challenge in the senior grades. These tasks help the students to engage with real-world applications. Students engage with the scientific content through strategies such as scientific sketching, CER – Claim Evidence Reasoning framework, IIC – Identify, interpret and Conclude, etc. Teamwork, empathy, and reflecting on their own learnings play key roles in this process.
The culture at Ekya promotes collaboration, cohesive interaction, and a safe space for students to voice their thoughts and queries. Teachers are trained to appreciate and acknowledge every student and gradually help them expand their boundaries. Every student has their own pace when it comes to learning. Teachers play an important role in levelling this learning graph by helping those who need extra care and providing hands-on sessions whenever necessary. Culture routines like affirmations, good things, centering, and reflections induce value and empathy in the classrooms.
The objective for every stakeholder at Ekya is the success of students. Our learning and culture practices, processes, and pedagogies allow students to achieve their goals, make a difference and be future ready.
By, Komathi K, Physics Curriculum Designer, Ekya – CMR K 12 Schools