Quality education means the process by which the school becomes a place which endures all educational needs, opportunities and learning outcomes the students are expected to accomplish. The atmosphere, the methodology, the teaching and learning apparatus, the activities and approach should be child friendly, ensuring the total involvement of the students in the process of education. In addition, the personal aptitudes and capabilities of the students need to be nourished respecting individual differences.
Education invariably aims at the development of all faculties of human potentials. The curriculum envisages the all-round development of the individual. Quality education has a broader sense than getting through some school examination and tests
Learning enhancement programme for English
Hello English for class 3, 4 and 5
All schools in Kerala have prepared academic master plans with a view to improving the academic standards of schools. Almost all the academic master plans contain one element in common, the aspiration of the community to enhance the English language proficiency and communication skills of students. It is in this context that the Hello English programme implemented in the state as a state specific intervention for ensuring quality of education.
Hello English envisions teacher Development as well as learner development. We have to make our classroom processes reflective and learner centric. Learner-centered classrooms are collaborative, which means they don't usually have rows of desks facing a teacher They get enough opportunities for language acquisition and language production. Teachers always work with learners, observe them, encourage them, motivate them and provide positive feedback to students. Here teachers work with the learners as supporters and feedback givers. The most important thing is the language used by the teacher. Teachers have to make their teacher talk easy, motivating and understandable to the learners. Hence teachers provide comprehensible input and use appropriate resources and TLMs for promoting language acquisition. Hello English training provide teachers enough opportunities to improve their teacher talk, familiarise teachers with new techniques and strategies and give them hands on experience in trying out new resources and interesting TLMs.
To develop confidence among students as users of English for their academic purposes.
To enhance communicative skill of English among students.
To support and supplement different strategies for reading and processing the texts in English.
To become independent readers and writers of English in alignment with the learning outcomes for each class.
To acquire the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking in an integrated manner.
To transform language learning meaningful by connecting with the immediate environment and experiences of children.
Social Science- 'Bhoumam'....
The analysis of NAS-2017 results revealed a shocking factor that students in the upper primary classes of Elementary schooling in Kerala children are poor achievers in Social Science, particularly in learning outcomes related with Geography. To address the learning gaps as outlined above, a critical analysis of NAS results for class-VIII paved the way for a leaning enhancement programme named 'Bhoumam' to be implemented in the state with the following objectives.
Objectives of the programme
Develop skills and competence to move in social institutions and to interact with people/persons for personal and social purposes.
Recognises ways in which political, social and economic issues which affect their daily lives across time and space.
Constructs their own understandings about how social systems and institutions work, i.e. how the people are elected, how constitution is developed and what does it do, how democratic institutions work etc.
Become familiar with how historians study and depict history out of various kinds of sources/evidences.
Science 'Sashtra Madhuram'
The analysis of NAS-2017 results shows that students face major challenges in learning science and applying the concepts of science. To fill the learning gaps and to make Science learning by doing, a programme named 'Sasthra madhuram' will be implemented in classes 6, 7 and 8 in Kerala with the following objectives.
Objectives of the programme
Develop science concepts related to everyday life through hands-on activities and experiments utilising local resources.
Develop simple models, undertake meaningful investigations, surveys, peer interactions, field studies and group activities in order to acquire scientific concepts, skills and attitudes as outlined in the curriculum.
Transform science learning meaningful and real through collecting information, organising it and reflecting on the information collected.
Learn to apply the process of science such as observation, hypothesis, measurement, data collection and analysis, drawing inferences, making generalizations that promote analysis, critical thinking and creativity in their social life and in academic tasks.
Science Little Astronomers
India is a nation which has got a great tradition in astronomy and it continues in the modern era too. Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution.
Objectives of the programme
To foster little astronauts in the state.
To make necessary interventions to make astronomy and geography reachable to all learners and to develop ICT and other learning materials
To develop the observation skill, experimenting skill, mathematical skill and communicative skill of the learners
To ensure expertise of LSG and society in the academic activities
To create awareness to the public about modern scientific discoveries and achievements of India in the field of astronomy and there by identify the excellence of students in general education system and give room for the society to make sense in this field.
Facilitate public schools to centers of excellence in international standard
Ganitha Vijayam UP
To make students interested and confident in learning Mathematics
Attain the basic Mathematical concepts and skills in all students
Ensure Maths lab in all classes for inculcating Mathematical concepts in children
Ensure participation of parents and community for providing suitable physical environment and setting class Maths lab for enriched Maths learning
Equip the teachers to select suitable learning strategies and teaching learning materials for effective class room transaction
Apply conceptual understanding about qualities, numbers, numerals, operations spatial relationship, patterns and problems involving Mathematics in their daily life.
Develop procedures like think-aloud and clarification to think about experiences involving Mathematics, problems and finding solutions for problem.
Develop strategic competence about the sequence of thinking to be done in a task, procedures to be applied and operations to be done related to a particular task or a situation.
Starts thinking aloud about their involvement in Mathematical experiences and argue on using mathematics terms and procedures.
See mathematical ideas and representations around their life and learning, name them and link those experiences with formal learning.
Malayalathilakkam for class 6, 7 and 8
The overarching goal of this programme is to ensure that all students in the Upper primary stage becomes proficient users of their mother tongue through providing high quality experiences and learning support to all students for reading and writing in respective languages using various teaching-learning resources include ICT resources.
'Malayalathilakkam' is an umbrella programme aimed at helping the students to become independent readers and writers suited to the level of their schooling. The programme consists of different activities of different modes. The remedial support for students who struggle with reading and writing will be given support tapping their creative potentials to read, draw, write and perform. To meet this, additional activities and hands on experiences should be provided to students. Reading and task based reading processes using books related with the theme and plot of each unit will be integrated into the regular teaching-learning process. To meet this purpose, optimum reading materials in the form of books and authentic materials are to be developed and collected for each class. A dynamic classroom library consisting of the books and materials mentioned above is to be established in each class.
Objectives of the programme
Transform students to creative reads and writers.
Read different kinds of texts (story, descriptions, poems, picture stories) and starts applying simple reading strategies to comprehend what is read and respond to the tasks.
Read and re-read books and materials of learner’s choice and engage in conversation with what is read and what they like in it.
Composes and writes on her own, simple, short texts of different genres like description, stories, conversations, notes and poems following simple conventions and grammatical rules.
Set up classroom libraries in each class consisting of books in tune with the curriculum and text books.
Set up a print-rich environment in each class and integrate reading of books other than text books into instructional process.
Provide students with an input rich communicational environment to facilitate language learning in the form of textbooks, story books, magazines, newspapers, audio/video material, children chosen texts, etc. as per the interest, age and cognitive level of the children.
Use all modalities like visual, auditory and kinesthetic can be used in the pedagogic process.
Sureeli Hindi for class 6, 7 and 8
In Kerala Hindi is introduced form Std. V as a new language. There is limitation for learners as well as teachers for speaking Hindi easily. Lack of learning materials in Hindi hinders learning enrichment programmes. Language acquisition takes place through natural situation. To create such situation in school is really a challenge for teachers. If we provide such hands on experience to teachers through try out, language acquisition become easy to both learners and teachers. “Sureeli Hindi” was a special learning enhancement programme, which focus on creating natural situation to enhance Hindi Language learning.
To provide support to students to read different Hindi texts with comprehension.
To provide opportunities for students to practice communicating in Hindi through authentic performances like role play, skit, dramatization etc.
To kindle in students the interest to read different texts, books, newspapers etc, to listen and view information and entertainment programmes in Hindi and to develop the interest to start writing in Hindi.
To enable the teachers to improve communicative competency in Hindi during class room transaction
To enable teachers to use various strategies to enhance language competency in Hindi.
To build up confidence among learners to use Hindi in their learning process.
To Provide enjoyable language experience in Hindi classroom.
Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) Secondary
1.Short Film Festival for Higher Secondary
Short Film (Lance and Frames)
Visualization of the past is very helpful for rejuvenating and re-invigorating the learning process. Direct experience promotes permanent learning. So, the heuristic approach to past-events and performance of renowned social leaders for uplifting the neglected groups into the sublime stage of life, is one of the motivating factors of learning of history. Hence, the contributions of persons and institutions to be visualized are noteworthy aspect of culture and civilization. The technological know-how, historical sense and historicity of the past culminating the esteemed extrapolation. Thus, the short films and documentary on the glorious past will glitter our present performance.
To enable the teachers and students the mode of enquiry learning in teaching and learning History.
To enrich the creative thinking in students.
To identify the local incidents happened in their region.
To familiarize the students the mode of script writing based on historical events.
To familiarize students and teachers the techniqual aspects regarding the depiction of documentary and short films.
To identify of children innate talents.
To inculcate values of renaissance in the learning process.
To enable the students to know about the contribution of leaders and institutions those uplift the weaker section of people to the mainstream relating to the history in renaissance of Kerala.
Learning Enhancement Programme (Social Science)
As the child reaches the secondary level, it becomes necessary to develop historical consciousness. This project is intended to develop the skill of writing history based on historical evidences or monuments, traditional art forms or handicrafts that are unique to a locality This project provides the learners with proper platform to enhance their level of historical consciousness. This project can be implemented in secondary and higher secondary levels maintaining the modality of each category.
Objectives of the programmes:
To promote interest in learning history.
To instill historical consciousness among learners.
To enable the children to prepare sketch and transit maps and mark the sites.
To inculcate nationalism, secularism and democratic outlook among children.
To develop the attitude of protecting historical monuments.
To promote research oriented learning of history.