Sadhbhavana methodology is unique like everything else it does.
Understanding by Design:
UbD is an international framework for imparting learning designed by world recognized educators Mr. Grant Wiggins and Mr. Jay Mc Tighe. Developed under the guidance of the American Society for Curriculum Development (ASCD), UbD integrates some of the best methodologies in education like Bloom’s Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligence and other such similar trend setting approaches.
Teaching for understanding is the basis for UbD. UbD is all about backward planning. That is, in most teaching methodologies the learning experience comes first and then, the outcome. However, according to UbD, the outcome is to be decided first followed by evaluation and finally the classroom learning experiences. The learning process is more activity oriented and the whole learning process is lead by the child and not the teacher.
This method helps in integrating the learning of different subjects as it is highly flexible in terms of content restructuring. This flexibility also makes it easily adaptable to local situations and in creating real life experiences, thereby supporting the learning of life skills. Sadhbhavana is the only school in India following UbD as its methodology.
40 Developmental Assets:
The 40 Developmental Assets framework, a functional tool employed by the facilitators at Sadhbhavana, was developed through extensive research by the Search Institute, Minneapolis. The Developmental Assets are classified into three groups – Developmental Assets in Early Childhood, Developmental Assets in Middle Childhood and Developmental Assets for Adolescents. Each of these categories has 40 points that when instilled in a child would make him or her adept to face the challenges of the world. Teachers are specially trained to understand and inculcate these assets into the daily learning pattern of the students.
At Sadhbhavana, students complete a presentation on the 40 Developmental Assets given to him/her at the end of every academic year. At the end of schooling, a compilation of these presentations provides them with a comprehensive growth