Today’s needs of living and working in the contemporary world are affected by globalisation, rapid change and technological innovation. Though, factual knowledge is in abundance and freely available, the ability to process and apply this knowledge effectively and wisely is now critical.
Young minds need to become problem solvers and should be able to interact with any subject in critical and innovative ways; therefore they must acquire and employ strategies for accessing, processing, applying, synthesising and evaluating content.
At Nahar International School, our teaching methods are designed to fulfil these future needs. Our teachers will employ a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom and would be trained to listen to the voice of the learner and bring out the best in each child. They will also actively engage them in interactions. This will be achieved through group work and whole-class instruction, which can be very active if it involves open discussion and learners responding and presenting rather than the teacher constantly lecturing.
This process helps to develop independent learners as they start to model themselves along the teacher’s approach. Our educators will challenge the learners’ thinking and support them to learn and finally accomplish tasks independently. Our teaching methods will facilitate students to become independent and collaborative critical thinkers.
The need to possess effective communication skills in today’s world is paramount. Communication involves both verbal and written forms, and hence opportunities to develop both will be integral to our teaching and learning programme. Class presentations and group activities will be used to enhance communication skills.
Through presentations and group research activities, students would avail opportunities to give feedback to each other. Getting learners to provide feedback against set criteria will help to develop high-level communication and reasoning skills, due to the need to justify their decisions, scores or evaluations.
Periodic workshops will also be held for parents to better integrate into the child’s learning process.
“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.”
– Alexandra K. Trenfor