Early Childhood Association, India
The Early Childhood Association (ECA) is an NGO set up in order to bring together all people, institutions and organizations dealing with young children under one umbrella. It is a platform for them to discuss, deliberate, learn, share and connect to qualitative practices in early childhood education. Sadhbhavana World School is associated with ECA through its early childhood education program Sadhbhavana Little Scholars. Sadhbhavana’s CEO is the Territory Head of ECA – Kerala chapter.
At Sadhbhavana, we believe that a well-informed student will have an upper hand in today’s fast-paced world. To encourage and bring in interest in GK, we have adopted the Global Awareness Program (GAP), India’s first focused general knowledge initiative to create, enhance and sustain awareness levels with respect to global happenings and current events. The General Knowledge text is changed every month thus ensuring our students are updated on crucial current events around the world. The GAP textbook, Gaptopedia is followed from Grades I-VII.
Lodestar is India’s first scientific career guidance program for class 10 students. The program helps parents and children make a smart career decision in a simple and easy way by using accurate data, highly evolved scientific decision-making tools. The program offers exposure to over 250 exciting career options, expert guidance by trained specialists, and individual attention to each child, and a complete final career plan at the end of the programme.
Wordsworth English Language Lab
The partnership between Sadhbhavana and Wordsworth English Language Lab aims at developing English language proficiency among students to enable them to communicate with clarity and confidence. It offers the best in terms of continuous evaluation, content, teaching expertise and methodology. The methodology is a blend of Instructor Lead Training (ILT) with a Computer Based Training (CBT) practice and evaluation. The sessions are designed so that the course follows a parallel-structure in which concepts are introduced in the ILT session, and reinforced with practice and an innovative approach to learning in the CBT session.
Imparting Life Skills through Computer Science Education
Computer Masti (CM) (‘Masti’ means fun in Hindi) is a program to teach computer science in schools. It is currently being used by 400,000 students spread across India. CM addresses the need for an active computer learning through a cutting edge Computer Science core curriculum. It is a collaborative product of IIT Bombay and IN Open Technologies. Computer Masti Learning Solutions constitutes of graded Text Book (or eBook) with support of Teacher Training, Handholding and Assessments. The Program is available for CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE and SSC Boards.
- The inception of Computer Masti (CM) has come about at a critical juncture when there was a visible need for a standard Computer curriculum, trained teachers and quality instructional material.
- Fun and Engaging Content. It solves one of the primary barriers to boosting science-related college major i.e. lack of interest.
- CM uses Scaffolded learning. Real-life problems always have more than one path to a solution that students learn best by doing, and that curiosity should drive exploration.
- CM adopts a constructivist pedagogical approach, which encourages the characters to keep asking questions and to explore on their own. Learning is contextual and idiosyncratic.
- The content apart from teaching the computer literacy skills, also teaches others concepts like stepwise thinking and logical reasoning.
Whystles is an International Early Childhood Curriculum, designed especially to meet the developmental needs of children between the ages of 1.5 to 6 years. The curriculum mainly focuses on developing the whole child and developing skills – Executive Functions and Self-regulation & 21st Century Learning Skills, required for the young minds to be coping with challenges in the present and the future. In order to ensure the quality and adherence to standards in early childhood education across the globe, the curriculum is mapped to several International Frameworks including Early Years Foundation Stage of the United Kingdom. The curriculum has integrated the best practices from 10 different approaches and theories that cater to early childhood development. At the centre of it all, Whystles follows the play-based approach involving both child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. This integrated model of Whystles is called “Mosaic”. The curriculum focuses on 6 major domains, which includes Language and literacy, Critical thinking and problem solving, Knowledge and Understanding, Physical and motor, Social and emotional & Art, music and design. The curriculum enables the child to engage in the flexible and higher-level thinking processes deemed essential for the 21st-century learner.
The Centre for Research in Education & Teachers Training – CRETT is a joint initiative of the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) and Sadhbhavana Group and was conceived with the vision to empower educators with 21st-century skills. CRETT aims to provide relevant training to educators in conformation with contemporary needs and vitalities affirming quality and excellence. To keep pace with the rapid developments and to cater to multifaceted needs of a knowledge-based society, CRETT offers a multitude of opportunities providing exposure to rich educational training experiences to its aspirants, empowering them with the latest knowledge and skill sets for forging global excellence.
CRETT, through its endeavours, aims to ensure that the transformed, re-profiled and quality educators are placed in the best schools across the nation and the world, directly and by partnering with other organizations of repute. The institution aims to blaze a lasting trail of passion for scholastic and non-scholastic and other activities for setting benchmarks in the educational arena.
Sadhbhavana strongly believes in imbuing a value-driven life, which is the soul of education that leads to the peaceful coexistence of society. Unless our students are given the opportunity to touch lives and feel the society and make their own meaning from those experiences, they may end up as doctors or engineers … but not necessarily doctors and engineers who will impact the lives of many in the future. As a small step towards imbuing value into our students, we have initiated the Community Outreach and Social Skills Club (COSS CLUB). The spirit of this movement is to bring the soul of education back into schooling. It primarily focuses on the social and humane content of education which definitely is missing in today’s school scenario. The Club designs and implements projects in diverse areas like entrepreneurship, agriculture, research, city navigation, health, relationships, racial equality and environmental conservation. By involving students in community outreach projects, the Club achieves the twin objectives of emotional learning and social upliftment.