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.
- interdisciplinary approach
- Go beyond the textbooks
- Connect knowledge to the life outside the school
- Shift away from rote methods
- Stimulating school environment
- Effective assessment system
- Nurture sensitivity towards environment,economy and society
Our focus is to take students away from rote learning, make them go beyond textbooks and establish a real-life connect with the knowledge they acquire. A wide range of scholastic and co-scholastic opportunities instil confidence and discipline in children. The areas of learning covered within the parameters of our curriculum are as follows:
Scholastic Subjects :
- English Language Arts
- Third Language
- Social Studies
- Information and Communication Technology
Besides the scholastic areas, there are various co-scholastic areas that are a part of the curriculum and give the students an opportunity to express themselves.
Co-scholastic subjects :
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Individual and Team Sports
- Community Service Projects
- Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education
- Physical Education, Yoga, and Sports (SPEED)
- Soul Science
The SPEED programme helps to develop sport skills and creates health awareness. Exposure to individual and team sports encourage individual effort, a sense of team spirit and accomplishment.
Birla Open Minds follows a holistic and dynamic approach to education where, besides scholastic and co-scholastic subjects, a child also learns 'Soul Science' at school. The study of 'Soul Science', we believe, will help children to deal with different emotions, challenges, stress, anxiety and social insecurities. It will teach and guide them on leadership and motivation, and how to regulate personal and school life through time management. The lessons have been developed through extensive research and application by our R&D team.
Our focus on developing communication skills will help children appreciate the value of education, as it would reflect in their ability to express themselves. Field trips, excursions, activities, projects and presentations provide experiential learning opportunities. Besides, Dance, Fine Arts, Western and Indian Music, Yoga, Speech and Drama promote holistic development.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education helps students to address their age-specific interests and concerns, builds awareness, and promotes compassion and ethical conduct. Children construct stories through a series of pictures or assemble toys by following guided instructions and illustrations. Students are encouraged to participate in inter-house cultural and sports events. Active learning techniques like free play, dramatization, puppetry, singing, dancing and cooking enhance their interest in learning.