The program initiates the child to core subjects and development of fundamental skills of basic literacy and numeracy. Foreign language learning is also introduced in the early stages.
This section of the curriculum is the backbone of formal learning for a child. It is during these years that, we at Universal, motivate a child to be increasingly curious and discover necessary information about world around him/her.
The key teaching and learning techniques listed below.
> Support during learning but also encouragement to learn independently
> Sustained approach to basic competency building in academic and co-curricular activities
> Integration of technology and increased experimentation and exploration to answer the ’whys’ and ’hows’
> Improved oral communication by focusing on appropriate pronunciation and intonation
> Research based group projects that explore specific topics
> Life skills training to ensure that a child grows up in harmony with the requirements of an ever expanding world
> Academic subjects include English, Hindi, Marathi, French, Mathematics, Science, Environmental Education, Computer Applications and Social Studies.
> Co-curricular exposures and experiences include music, dance, self defence, arts and crafts, information technology, yoga, indoor and outdoor sports
> The Disaster Management programme deserves special mention as it trains our students to deal with unforeseen eventualities.
The secondary section represents the last five years of a child’s schooling at Universal. While the primary sections establishes a solid platform of enquiry and creates a thirst for knowledge, the secondary section shifts the emphasis of enquiry. During these five years, understanding the prescribed academic concepts is of prime importance. Students continue to question and learn through active experience but in the secondary section, great focus and attention is paid to the facts and principles underlying each subject.
Co-curricular and extra-curricular participation is mandatory while special age appropriate programmes also form part of the educational milieu.
Co-curricular exposures and experiences include all of those mentioned in the primary section. However, children are allowed to select the activity that interests them the most so that they can derive the best benefit of these advanced learning.
Self expression and leadership are facilitated through platforms like Debates, Elocution competitions, Mock parliament sessions and the Student council.
Specific knowledge content is passed on to the students in the shape of programmes covering age appropriate sex education, stress and examinations, future career path alternatives and so on.
Individual interests find their place in our scheme of education by way of diverse clubs and groups. We will have clubs for writing, flower arrangement, cookery, nature and photography, arts, music, drama, dance and sports.