As the world around us is changing rapidly, there is a great need for us to change the way we teach. Modern infrastructure and newer technologies, along with the ever-evolving demands of the world around us, are shifting the focus from only reading and writing to the development of skills.
To prepare our children for life, along with providing knowledge, we have to provide them opportunities to develop skills such as communication, decision making, value, independent thinking, teamwork, leadership, creativity, research and problem solving.
But how do we achieve all of this, if the world around us is dynamic and always in a flux? Will the standardised curriculums, with little or no flexibility, suit the diversified needs of the learners?
NatureNurture’s Integrated Curriculum is a well structured, carefully planned, accountable and appropriate curriculum that incorporates the best pedagogic practices keeping in mind learners’ multiple intelligences and learning styles.
This curriculum is based on the belief that the ‘Child is the Curriculum’ and has been designed after much research and development. It is built not on the idea of separate subjects, but on the much more fertile idea of disciplines, which makes possible a fluid and dynamic curriculum that is interdisciplinary.
It is helping us create a positive learning environment and the result is happy, empowered, well adjusted and competent learners who possess the skills to move and make their own world.
Ours is a thematic, integrated and developmentally appropriate learning programme that provides experiential learning and ensures the learners’ holistic development through a multi-sensory approach, transporting them to a higher level of thinking.
We focus on the development of basic skills and higher level thinking, encourage lifelong learning, structure learning around themes, big ideas and meaningful concepts, and provide connections among various curricular disciplines, along with providing learners opportunities to apply skills they have learned.
Our curriculum encourages active participation in relevant real-life experiences. The books and activities captivate, motivate, challenge and scaffold learners along with providing them a deeper understanding of content.
We never forget that there are other equally important factors in the successful education of our young learners – the educators and parents. If we are to achieve the goals set in the curriculum, we must ensure that the teaching learning process in the classrooms is efficient and strong.
The educators are given not just an effective curriculum, but are also constantly empowered to imbibe and deliver the curriculum to the learners. Through various educator training programmes and workshops, we arm them with transactional tools and procedural guidelines that help in discovering new and improved ways to deliver learning sessions to innocent minds.
Parenting workshops too are conducted regularly by NatureNurture for the parents to orient them about the latest parenting techniques along with guiding them about how they can participate in their children’s holistic education.
At NatureNurture, we believe that each child is a miracle, and that there hasn’t been and never will be another like him. All we have to do is nurture the creative and curious spirit of the children – stoke the flame and let the fire burn.