KEY CONCEPTS OF EDIFY SCHOOLS IN 3C CURRICULUM!!

3C Guide

Why 3C?

Because . . .

…..Our 3C education model revolves around the ‘Inquiry based learning’ through the ‘3C approach’ which develops the character, competence and thus content in a child, and ensures that the child receives a holistic education.

…Our delightful environment and curriculum reflects the natural curiosity and requirements of a young inquisitive mind of a child…

…. Our holistic education program is designed keeping in mind the best of international and our indigenous learning practices, which in turn provides the best learning environment to each Childs individual learning requirement.

…..Our child centric approach assists the child to give meaning to their understanding of the world.

…..Our trans-disciplinary approach caters to the needs of the individual learning styles of the child.

What is 3C
MDN Edify Education developed the 3C curriculum guided by the vision of creating progressive thinking Individuals who will create a positive change in the society

The 3C Concept,  a concept that seeks to create a social place of learning and knowledge. Where “Why is encouraged and “What” is nurtured.

Where self esteem and independence, leadership and innovation, problem solving and responsibility are emphasized, all in a participative environment of academic inquiry. Where the inculcation of these and many more vital skills will help your child step into tomorrow competently and confidently.

The 3Cs

Character:

Confidence, vivacity and cheerfulness are the most important traits within and can be developed by Edify schools by being generous with praise and making the child responsible towards animals and plants, play active games, watch cartoons, listen to music and dance. The rules of games train children to control their behavior and encourage the development of qualities such as patience Purposefulness, observation, reasoning and logic.
Under the school’s guidance the children learn to be independent, patient and decisive where the children are taught to reach their goals by dividing difficult tasks into several smaller steps.

Competence:

Edify schools develop these qualities by having a student centered learning environment i.e.by giving them responsibilities, opportunities to explore the society, holding field trips, journaling, preparing group and independent projects and dramas. Sports and physical education enables the children to self regulate their emotions and de-stress to learn about personal rights and honoring their own perceptions and increasing positive self talk, goal setting and responsibilities.

Content:

Knowledge gained without implementation has no standing hence the knowledge gained by the child is practiced in his/her day to day activities. The rich inquiry based curriculum is a significant and relevant subject matter acquired for the real life skills and taught through the following subjects, Languages, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social science Visual Arts, Music and Drama, Environment Education, Physical, Social and Personal Education.
It is an integrated study of the above mentioned subjects where the child participates in real life experiences. The focus is on application of knowledge through inquiry, experimentation, research and discovery. In this process they become knowledgeable and understand the significance of the gained knowledge. It is through constructive learning methodology academic brilliance is inculcated in every child.
Elements of 3C Curriculum

Character:

Traits imbibed by the Learners through a value system continuously evolving for a harmonious co-existence in the world at large.

Competence:

Skills developed by learners effectively and continuously for a progressive growth.

Content:

Is the information which contextual, relevant and induces action conforming to prescribed standards of the national curricular framework transcending to global standards.

Concepts –

The mental construct that frames a set of examples sharing common attributes, timeless, universal and abstract( to varying degrees) Example: cycles, diversity and independence attributes

There are 8 key concepts.

Form- What is it like?

  • Role – How does it work?
  • Purpose – Why is it like this?
  • Transform – How is it changing?
  • Link – How is it connected to other things?
  • Outlook – What are the points of view?
  • Accountablilty – What is our responsibility?
  • Contemplation – How will we know?

Content – Concept – Knowledge

Action –

An explicit expectation of 3C in a successful inquiry will lead to responsible action which is initiated by the student as a result of the knowledge Constructed through the learning process. In 3C, it is believed that every student has the right to involve in such actions as well as should have the opportunity to involve in such actions too. Through this means students are able to grow both personally and socially while developing skills such as cooperation, problem solving, conflict resolution, creative and critical thinking.

Ref: ‘Glossary’ from ‘Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul’ redefining curriculum, instruction and Concept- based learning by H Lynn- Erickson.

Themes in 3C
There are 6 Trans-disciplinary Themes that enables the children to construct their learning through meaningful everyday life experiences that children can relate to. Thus learning is more contextual, interesting and memorable.

1. Our Identity:

Learning about the nature of ourselves- our responsibilities, rights and duties, cultural values, and so on. Knowing about our relationship with friends, family, communities and also what it means to be human.

2. Our Responsibilities:

Knowing about the relationship within and between people, other living things and communities. The approach to equal opportunities and conflict resolution. Why human beings should share the natural resources with other living things.

3. Our Expression:

How we express our ideas, values, beliefs and culture in multiple ways through different languages and art forms such as dramatics, martial art, dance, paintings.

4. Place and Time:

Learning about oneself in relation to surrounding, place and time. About homes, journeys, discoveries and about inter connection of individuals and different civilizations.

5. World Laws:

Knowing about the natural world and its laws. The interconnection between the physical, biological and human society. The impact of science and technology on the society and the environment.

6. Our Systems:

Gaining knowledge on the interconnection between human made systems and communities. Understanding the structure and function of various organizations and their impact on society and environment.

Profiles in 3C

Character:

Profiles of Character

Traits imbibed by the Learners through a value system continuously evolving for a harmonious co-existence in the world at large.

1. Independent

One who is free, easy, bold, unconstrained. One who develops his/her own natural curiosity and skills necessary to carry out inquiries and show independence in learning.

2. Balanced   

One who understands the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well being.

3. Responsible   

One who is reliable, who can be trusted and depended upon. Understands and expresses ideas and information creatively in a variety of mode of communication.

4. Integrity

Honest and adheres to moral and ethical principles.

5. Confident

One who has a firm belief in one’s power, abilities and making appropriate decisions and choices.

6. Optimistic

Has a positive attitude and always assumes the best outcome

7. Courageous

One who has the ability to approach unfamiliar situations, difficulty and uncertainty or pain without being overcome by fear, and have the spirit to explore new ideas and strategies.

8. Committed

One who is devoted to his/her actions and words and takes responsibility for the consequences that comes with it.

9. Enthusiastic  

One who is eager to understand concepts, ideas and takes initiative and in so doing acquire in-depth knowledge of the balanced range of discipline.

10. Respect for all 

One who has feeling and respect for need of everybody around them. They try to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

11. Self Esteemed 

One who has a high sense of personal worth and ability and encompasses beliefs and emotions such as triumph, despair and pride

12. Empathetic  

One who has the ability to identify with and understand other’s feelings and difficulties and is always ready to help.

13. Open minded  

One who is free from prejudices and receptive to new ideas.

14. Inquirer   

One who develops ones natural curiosity and the necessary skills to carry out inquiry and research in learning.

15. Participative

One who is willing to share his/her knowledge with others and take part in all the works related to learning.
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