Hallmark of Childhood
Birla Open Minds firmly reiterates and restores what Tagore famously referred to as the hallmark of childhood — the 'joy of learning' and 'creative spirit'. BOM believes in the uniqueness of each child, thereby fostering holistic development through integrated learning opportunities. Our philosophy is based on the constructivist approach where the learners are actively involved in their learning in a self-governing environment. Learning experiences are interactive, student-centred and knowledge acquisition progresses from the known to the unknown, from the concrete to the abstract, and from all things local to those global.
The teachers are aware of each student's emotional, social, psychological, and physical development as well as their cognitive growth. They provide a motivational framework for each learning opportunity. A learner at Birla Open Minds develops global perspective and life skills to help and excel in his or her desired field and becomes a lifelong learner.
The learning goals that lead the curriculum, instruction and assessment are thus developmental in nature and ensure a "whole child" focus.
Children are exposed to dynamic learning environments, challenges and choices in activities, open-ended questions, and fruitful interactions with peers and teachers. Working with colours and textures, engaging with music and movement and a plethora of other mediums along with ample freedom ensure the nurturing of creativity in each child.
Our themes combine different areas of learning and become catalysts for developing a concrete understanding of concepts, skills and attitudes while relating learning to life. This learning ensures the development of multiple intelligences in children.
Our learning environment is cheerful, engaging and designed to keep the needs of our children in mind. The furniture is ergonomic and safe; classroom spaces are aesthetic, uncluttered and organised; the materials and resources are non-toxic; learning is visible everywhere through various displays and the whole environment is child-friendly.
The specially designed curriculum aims to maximize the children's creative potential and builds their life skills to ensure that they make good choices and lead meaningful lives. Creative potential is nurtured through a wide variety of experiences encompassing the — creative arts, performing arts, scientific exploration, life skills enrichment, outbound explorations and edutainment.
This connecting thread — that of caring for self, others and the environment — runs through the entire curriculum and practices followed at BOM.
At Birla Open Minds introduces these activities very prominently keeping in mind the learning style of children. Activities are planned by combining the elements together or focusing on the one. There is lots of exploration, discussion and hands-on learning which develops 21st century skills in young children. These skills make our children future ready. It also makes the teaching learning process fun and the learning that the child takes back is concrete. Some of the other benefits of this approach are team building, vocabulary / language development, knowledge application, problem solving, adapting to the change, technology and many more.
So come on with us and get a deep dive into STEAM, which is one of our teaching and learning approaches.