Concept-based learning help students to develop a thorough understanding of a subject. In concept-based learning, students are familiarized with conceptual understanding through images, mind maps, quizzes and activities as they get involved in knowledge and skill learning. This creates an intellectual depth that persuades a student to think and spark their curiosity.
In the initial years, the child’s brain undergoes major development at a rapid pace. Intending to incorporate maximum learning at this stage, we have constructed a unique curriculum for our pre-primary section.
Our teaching Methodology helps our young students develop personal, social, behavioural, intellectual, communication skills. However, the main focus for Pre-Primary students is on communication skills. All teaching strategies incorporate LSRW (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Key areas that the primary school curriculum addresses are LSRW (listening, speaking, reading and writing skills), along with other subjects. We nurture their talents in arts, craft, music and dance and also emphasis on physical education and sport. We encourages active collaborative and inclusive education. Strategies like Think-Pair-Share are part of the ‘Cooperative Learning’ pedagogy, where children pair and learn, and then teach each other. This promotes equal participation, collaboration skills and individual accountability in the students. Across the board, we use a ‘Blended’ pedagogy, which allows students to learn at their own pace, time and place. our innovative teaching methods, focuses on the application of concepts and creating a hands-on experience for students, using practical methods.
Grade VI to VIII students are in the learning process as they explore and make connections across subjects, develop critical thinking and apply their knowledge to real-life situations. The acquisition of new knowledge is made more meaningful through opportunities to apply it. Projects, exhibitions, presentations or field trips, we ensure that the learner finds many avenues to see the theory in practice; the co-scholastic curriculum is interwoven into the academic disciplines. For example, students learn to debate, write scripts and recite texts as part of language learning; understand Chemistry through applying it in the kitchen; use Math in daily life; and outline their rights and duties to understand Social Science. This is complemented by our emphasis on multiple intelligences, where our lesson planning caters to different strengths and learning styles.
The primary objective is to provide a solid and unshakeable foundation in the core subject, the Senior School (Classes IX-XII) curriculum enhances critical thinking skills through observation and self-reflection. Assignments are designed based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, focusing on problem-solving through analysis.
We use experiential learning across the board, where students are immersed in an experience and then reflect on it to develop new skills, attitudes, and ways of thinking. For example it is not limited to textbook learning alone – instead our experiential curriculum provides hands-on learning, teaches macro concepts, encourages free expression and develops creative and critical thinking. As per the board guidelines, the prime focus of our curriculum is on innovations in teaching-learning methodologies by devising student friendly and student centred paradigms.
The curriculum for secondary school or higher secondary school focuses on the career building of a student apart from academic achievements.
Rockwoods follows the curriculum mandated by India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).