Our Learning Philosophy
Let’s rewind a bit and go back to our own years in school. While you’d remember your friends, teachers amidst exams and homework, how well do you recall a math theory you learned in grade 9 or the anatomy of a flower in grade 6?
The mind only retains what is fully ingrained in it, which seldom happens through a textbook or lessons with one-size-fits-all questions and answers. At Ekya, we believe that education is the process, not just the result, which is why we’ve rejected rote learning in favour of insightful, real-world methods of understanding and application.
At Ekya, your child won’t mechanically memorize a lesson but experience it first-hand through touch, taste, smell, sight, and of course, delight. It’s what we like to call ‘Living the Lesson’.
HOW WE ACHIEVE IT
Curriculum: We are proud of a host of features that make us different, and a foundational feature which sets us apart, is our Curriculum. We deliver exemplary educational content that is on par with the global curriculum – built by our in-house curriculum team who also ensure that learning is fun-filled, contemporary and meaningful.
With the world shrinking into a global village, we felt an increasing need to set the pace with standards of learning which facilitate a universal understanding of each subject. After two years of extensive research, development, and training led under the prudential supervision of our Founder & MD, Ekya Schools – Dr.Tristha Ramamurthy, and a robust and dynamic team who constitute the ELC – Ekya Learning Centre, we are pleased to see our efforts being translated into classrooms in real-time.
In the teaching methodology adopted, we have adjusted our curriculum to ensure that:-
★ Our children arrive at an understanding of a concept/idea by themselves, instead of offering a said understanding to them and evaluating them on how well they remember it.
★ We do this by including a number of activities (group/individual) – book readings, video screenings, role-plays, worksheets, to name a few.
Our aim is to induce them to ‘think’ and arrive at an understanding of the world around them, through this creative process of ‘doing.’
This not only generates interest, thereby resulting in a greater engagement on their part; but also allows them to explore their world, outside of what would otherwise be considered ‘non-essential’ in terms of assessment. For instance, reading novels, books, stories, watching movies – are all activities that have been included within the scope of their learning. Hence, they don’t need time separate from their regular schoolwork to develop a taste for recreational activities. It helps create a culture of curiosity and relate these activities to what they are being taught in school.
Understand how your child will live the lesson at Ekya by taking a look at one of our sample units – click here to view.
Assessment: At Ekya, we have various assessment systems that give children multiple opportunities to express what they know and understand. This is crucial because, in the end, final or term-end exams require the application of learning rather than a simple reproduction of facts. Hence, Ekya’s assessment pattern is designed to keep track of the learning pulse of each child which helps teachers fortify learning as and when gaps are observed. – Click here to know more about our assessment.