The core curriculum at Billabong High includes the best of the boards, thus giving a competitive edge to our young children and the leaders of tomorrow.
The learning objectives of the CBSE board are successfully combined with BHIS philosophy of education that will value creative thoughts over rote memory. The curriculum at BHIS is flexible and upgraded with changes in the field of education.
CBSE has regularly instituted reforms in examinations and evaluation practices – the most recent being the Uniform Assessment System. As per Board guidelines, the prime focus of our curriculum is to innovate teaching-learning methodologies by developing paradigms that are conducive for students. For this, we emphasise on:
• Integrated Curriculum
• Interdisciplinary Approach
• Experiential Learning
• Research Work and
• Professional Talk.
The course structure of CBSE is designed to ensure that students do not face a lot of pressure and books are made interactive and interesting. Also, lots of fun activities are included in between the chapters to help students learn in a playful way. It makes the whole process of conveying knowledge to the students efficient and healthy.
To make sense of our world and foster learning capacity, CBSE emphasises on Cross Curricular Linkage. Such connections are essentially required for being able in making links between subjects. It also helps children to apply more effectively the embed skills and knowledge in meaningful and purposeful contexts. For example, mathematical data handling and interpretation effectively applied in geography and science; children can write better-framed answers in history, geography and science when they have learnt how to write explanations/short descriptions in English. Role-plays in language classrooms can act as effective tools once the children have been exposed to dramatics. Strong links such as these can undoubtedly enhance learning in all subjects. They help children connect, with a greater range, of the skills, attitude and knowledge they are acquiring in specific subjects. Creating cross-curricular linkages can help children reflect on their learning. Aspects of learning - such as problem solving, reasoning, creative thinking -can be used across the curriculum.
CBSE curriculum is usually taken as the standard for education in India. Almost all competitive examinations, olympiads, scholarships assume that the applicants have a thorough understanding of the CBSE syllabus, no matter which board they belong to.
Primary Grade : 1 - 4
BHIS primary school programme helps engage students in the learning process in creative ways so that young learners can develop a questioning attitude, imagination and the ability to express.The learner is provided with opportunities to develop
BHIS demands and draws an ‘enriched curriculum’ – a curriculum which goes beyond the prescribed printed words of text books and the confines of the classroom to give a 360 degrees perspective of a known fact in any given subject. The result is analysing, experimenting, applying, evaluatingand challenging the proven facts to create new factual knowledge for the coming generations.
The BHIS curriculum, thus, reflects contemporary thinking about what students need to learn in order to lead successful and rewarding lives.
The ‘enriched curriculum’ strongly takes note of the Curriculum Frameworks of the different Boards and the cultural backdrop of the learner. The goals and aims of education being universal remain the same for the varying boards. What is predominantly different is their approach to education and assessments.
The curriculum is perfectly aligned to the directives of various boards with reference to the aims and objectives, the base content, the structures of curriculum and the prescribed system of evaluation. This thought is the foundation for every stride that BHIS takes while designing the learning experiences for its students.
Middle School 5 - 8 & High School 9 - 12
Middle School curriculum works towards grooming the learners to become responsible, confident and reflective individuals; individuals self motivated to engage in innovative activities. This is achieved by making learning interesting and fun rather than a necessity. Pedagogy guided by neuroscience, bloom’s taxonomy, and multiple intelligences, to mention a few ‘make every moment of learning meaningful, joyous and most importantly effective’. Learners are further encouraged to develop a global view through interdisciplinary learning.
In KKEL, integrating technology in classroom is much more than teaching basic computer skills and software in computer period. We include technology across curriculum to enhance the learning process. We believe in blended learning which contributes the best of both realms i.e. self-paced digital learning and facilitator-based class room teaching.
We stepped into digital learning in the academic year 2013-2014 by integrating apps, games, video, movies in curriculum which promotes the 4Cs of 21st century learning skill i.e. collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The apps, media, web links are selectively chosen to strengthen the variety of skills along with concept clarity. The focus of integrating technology in curriculum for us is achieving learning goals and outcomes in highly engaging manner, not the devices and apps.
Technology also changes the way teachers teach, offering educators effective ways to reach different types of learners and assess student understanding through multiple means. As technology is effectively integrated into the curriculum, our teachers grow into true facilitators. It helps to make the process of teaching-learning more engaging and rewarding. While using technology to fulfill 4Cs, we intentionally promote responsible and safe use of internet to develop our young digital natives into global digital citizens.