The Learning Process
It is a well-known fact that different students have different "LEARNING STYLES".
To accommodate all these different types of learners we -
Employ different teaching - co-teaching styles for every class.
Make use of various practice techniques like spacing, interleaving, retrieval, change of location, etc.
Train teachers in various instructional models.
Plan activities to cater to every learning style.
Ensure active participation of every learner.
The school follows interactive learning pattern that brings all subjects within the periphery of child’s personal experience. This has been proven to be the most appropriate system of learning for all ages across the world.
Reduces the burden of rote learning
Brings the syllabus within the periphery of personal experience
Encourages the spirit of enquiry
Develops observation capacities
Involves child in hands on activities and experimentation
Trains in research and presentation skill.
Induces spirit of cooperation through group activities.
Trains for competitive exams of future career.
Does not require homework up to 6th std except certain cases.
Does not require private tuition till 10th std at all.
Traditional Rote Pattern
Resource : Text books only
Core area : Memory
Tests based on remember & recall system. Generally more you remember, better you perform.
Passes information irrespective of child’s abilities. Then supported by Home work and Tuition.
Students are mostly passive listeners
Many times stressful
Resource : Child’s experience and observation
Core area : Experience
Understand and Explain.
Here the evaluation is based on understanding of the child.
Enhances capacities and enriches knowledge, which is supported by experiential learning.
Life oriented. Uses text books only as guidance.
All the students are always active participants.
Almost total retention
Always stress free
The exponential growth of technology in terms of - Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things - has drastically changed the scenario of jobs and professions. Therefore, in the recent years there has been a change in expectations of the outcomes from the education system, especially in the developed and developing countries. The needs of education have changed and innovation-leadership skills-creativity are the key words for describing the required qualities of future generations.
Anticipating these future needs and changing global environment GDS has developed a program that helps students to acquire these qualities, skills and personality traits which will help them to face the future challenges.