Education for Global Citizenship

Educon International School has focused very keenly on the innovations in pedagogy which is the heart of the teaching - learning process.

The school academic policy has a motto of "Developing Global Citizens" to which educators of all the sections, Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary work in parallel with the ICSE curriculum imparting Education for Global Citizenship through their innovations in the teaching pedagogies, they are as follows:

1. Student Centered Pedagogy : The teachers are continuously trained and they implement the international dimensions into the curriculum which is interwoven in the chapters very thoroughly. An international activity rubrics is made by the teachers and subject coordinators of all the three sections in the beginning of the academic year and as per the education for global citizenship pedagogy, its further implemented in their regular teaching and interweaved in the curriculum. These innovations are such that it does not burden the pupil instead it creates interest in the pupils for the academics.

2. Extended Learning beyond the Classroom Teaching : The educators of all the sections incorporate practical based teaching mostly in all subjects.

a. Pre-primary pupils are given exposure to the practical based learning by exposing them to nature trails, through puppet shows, and imparting values through assemblies. Pre-primary section educators also create their own innovations in teachings by developing our own school curriculum that is in synchronization with Education for Global Citizenship. The educators have designed their own worksheets for the core subjects like English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

b. E-learning: The educators of Pre-primary section frequently use E-learning to impart the teaching in an effective manner. They create their own presentations to show few concepts that are a bit mind boggling for the toddlers. The innovative activities of academics done in the class are regularly posted via e-mails to the parents. The toddlers are also exposed to internationalism at their level by an array of innovative activities in assemblies and exhibitions. The extended learning beyond classroom teaching in Pre-primary section is done by organizing color days, food days, toy days etc. The students are taught through puppets as well as field trips to understand the concepts better. The numeracy skills are taught through play way method and paying individual attention to each and every child. Teachers implement Role play, Ranking exercises, Class participation and Community inquiry with global perspectives.

c. Advanced E-Learning: At the Primary and Secondary level the educators broaden their innovations in the pedagogy by using more of E-learning through internet in their regular teaching classes at least twice in a month, by celebrating days especially of UN recognition, encouraging students to write essays on International and National days. These essays are just not kept in the notebooks, but few of the write ups are published in the quarterly News Letter of our school.

d. Interweaving Internationalism into CCE: Educators for Primary as well as Secondary sections conduct a Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) on an international activity. This activity is mostly related to a particular subtopic of the text book of all the subjects but in correlation with any other country identified for the research. All this is as per the Education For Global Citizenship parameters that the school has devised for learning.

e. Global Curriculum collaborative Projects with partner schools across the globe and in India: School proposes to have partner schools abroad and one partner school within the country. Both the Primary as well as Secondary Section educators would devise innovations in the pedagogy by carrying out joint collaborative projects and live video conferencing with the pupils and educators of the partner schools. Our educators make sure the pedagogies are truly innovative and learning effective with the pupils. These pedagogies are regularly analyzed by the continual improvement team too. The collaborative projects deal with subjects like Geography, English, Science and Literature. The educators also take in the innovations from the partner schools in to their teaching pedagogies such as correcting the books with a green pen and implementing a wide array of evaluations that suit the individual needs of the students. The curriculum projects are further used in classroom teachings as well.

f. Educators of the Primary and Secondary section also ensure that they give practical based teaching especially in Geography, Science and Mathematics. They incorporate practicals as well as demo experiments to clear the complex topics.

g. STEM based teaching: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are a part of the Education For Global Citizenship. Teachers blend STEM in the pedagogy by organizing student visits to Museums, Science Centre, Cultural Centers of our partner school Consulates so as to give the practical approach and sight experience of what the students see in the text books. School proposes to organize visits to NASA / CERN and also to take membership of Science and Research Centers of repute in our Country where in the students would be rigorously exposed to Robotics, Experiments, Conferences, and Projects catering to STEM Education.

h. Education For Global Citizenship: Although the Education for Global citizenship is absorbed in each and every subject, the teachers still use it as a separate segment by asking the students very simple questions during the regular teachings as well as by conducting the chart making competitions. These questions are thought provoking like; i) How do you as an individual see the world? ii) How are we interdependent on each other in this whole world with respect to culture, food, religion, politics and many more. There are certain activities too that promotes the Education for Global Citizenship; such as organizing a debate competition on conflict resolution or just having a talk show during the assembly. Like while eating breakfast in the morning, how are we connected to most of the countries of the world as each and every ingredient of our breakfast is taken from some or the other country as well as our states of India. Picture talks as well as stories are narrated to the students of Pre-Primary sections, especially Folk tales as well as of international Origin to connect them to the world. A wide array of activities is conducted during whole academic year and all of them are regularly monitored as well as improved yearly by the continual improvement team.