Curriculum

Rassaz ICSE and International School has a specialized team for designing its curriculum.

Curriculum at RIS is framed keeping in mind the needs of the students in a global world. We at RIS deliver a rigorous and collaborative 21st century education where students discover a lifelong love of learning. The curriculum is designed and developed to support the vision and mission of the school.

As Albert Einstein said. Learning is experience. Everything else is just information. Knowledge is better and more effectively imparted when taught through a real life incident, experiment or training.

Experiential learning or "learning by doing," is an essential constituent of any teaching method. It consists of structuring lessons so students can do work for themselves – and through meaningful experiences – commit information to memory. It is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands on learning and collaborative play.

Howard Gardner's path breaking research on multiple intelligence has identified seven distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and "documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according to Gardner (1991).

Through individualized education, we foster academic excellence and cultivate self-confident, creative, reflective, and analytical thinkers. The curriculum is a unique blend of national and international methodologies in education and best practices put into use. Every student's unique learning style will be accommodated in the curriculum with focus on strengthening English language. Children will learn through enquiry, exploration, questioning, debate, application, collaboration, challenge and not merely listening to what is taught on the black board. Web-based instructions and on-line information sources are used to enhance students' active learning, while teachers act as facilitators and guides in the process.

The child will be introduced to the world of reality, spontaneously and joyfully through periodic fieldtrips to Nature Parks, Conservation centers and eco-friendly destinations which help develop skills and values of love, concern and preservation of environment. Art, Craft, Yoga, Physical Education, Dance and Music form an integral part of the curriculum in primary education. Emphasis is on co-operation and not on competition.

At RIS we shall implement the policy of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Scheme (CCE) and introduce formative assessment in our evaluation system. It is assessing the students as they are learning. It takes away the attitude of neglecting the habit of studying daily, doing assessment regularly and forming a habit of learning something every day. Thus there is greater time for assimilation, retention and building a base for higher order thinking process of analysis, reasoning and integrating the lessons learnt.