Practical teaching - Opening minds
With a strong pan India presence, across major cities, Takshila School helps the students discover & acquire knowledge by themselves, through the process of exploration and discovery.
The school’s pedagogy encompasses the following notions,
- Seeking knowledge in life outside the school.
- Taking learning away from the age-old rote method.
- Making the curriculum non-textbook centric.
- Simplifying the examination process.
- Applying contemporary learning styles.
- Emphasizing problem solving techniques.
The teaching process aims to fuel a child’s natural desire to learn as well as to expand the gamut of their imagination. Knowledge is distinguished from information and teaching is seen as a professional activity, not just a tool for transmission of facts. Activity is at the heart of the students’ attempts to make sense of the world around, so every resource is deployed to help them explore their natural and social milieu while also expressing themselves in a healthy manner. The curriculum is designed in a way to let the student’s imagination get rolling by turning the ordinary into extraordinary. It applies technology, projects, games, learning centers and various other means as real life media of imparting education. Thus using the textbook only to corroborate more emphatically, what the student has already learned.
Takshila Campus - A vast classroom
Perfect learning is a balance of textbook teaching & practical learning. One of the reasons why children do not like going to school is because they do not find the physical environment interesting.
Takshila believes in the infinite capacity of the young minds to absorb knowledge from the surroundings they live in. So, the School is designed following the ‘the walls speak’, a concept developed by leading school architects, designers, educationist and psychologists.
This holistic thought generation process envisages the whole physical environment of the school as a teaching tool. Thus, the school building and the campus itself serve as an open classroom with hands on activities to engage children in a variety of learning experiences.
Spatial Designs, simple toys based on theories of physics and chemistry, arithmetical and geometrical puzzles embedded in walls and walk-ways, and mapped play areas help children understand and grasp concepts with the aid of teachers.
E-DAC, the unique learning approach
Takshila School applies a unique innovative approach called the E-DAC™ approach to learning. The brainchild of a group of leading educationists and researchers at Educomp’s R&D wing, who have earlier created pioneering innovative learning systems like, Roots to WingsTM, Universal Learning System and the Millennium Learning System, E_DAC is based on child psychology and well known principles of learning and pedagogy.
State-of-the-Art Education Technology
Classes at Takshila apply the best technology to let the students be well versed with the current trends as well as to make the whole learning process an enjoyable experience. The school uses Smartclass technology, developed by Educomp, the leading globally diversified education solutions provider, to improve teacher effectiveness & productivity by bringing abstract & difficult curriculum concepts to life through multimedia screens. Thus making the students learn more effortlessly & improving their academic performance.
At Takshila, the students are introduced to computer applications at an early age through stages which are infused effectively with computing skills. Fully integrated IT systems, Intranet network among classrooms PCs & sophisticated computer labs, which can process data & multimedia content are essential parts of the school’s infrastructure.
Centers of learning
Each classroom at Takshila has an-built learning centre, where a student develops a sense of heightened alertness to facilitate effective learning. A learning center responds to a student’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs & strikes a thoughtful balance between teacher-directed work and child-chosen activities. These centers not only promote active learning but also uphold creativity, social development & independence of thought.
The sunken area is the nerve center of Takshila. Strategically built in the center of the school, it’s an essential part of all school activities like assembly, sports, physical training and all.
Studio of Performing Arts
At Takshila, Art as a subject is an integral part of the curriculum at all stages of learning, covering the four major spheres of music, dance, visual arts and theatre. It promotes aesthetics and the capacity to express oneself in different forms. The school boasts of an integrated.
- Music Studio
- Dance Studio
- Theater Studio
- Art/Craft Studio
A well prepared infirmary available at the Takshila School meets the students’ medical needs during the school hours. A highly qualified nurse periodically conducts health checks on the students, maintains impeccable health charts and accompanies them on school outings.
Sound physical health is necessary for decent academic performance. Takshila endeavours to ensure that its students keep fit. A rich curriculum as well as a special physical environment enables the students to build their physical structure along with their minds. In addition, the school building and the campus itself serve as an open classroom with hands-on activities.