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Teaching & Learning                                                                                                       Teaching & Learning

                                                                                                                                    Experiential Learning

                                                                                                                                    The CMS primary curriculum is based on active learning   Assessment for Learning
                                                                                                                                    rather than on passive relay of information by a
                                                                                                                                                                                             Assessments drive the class-room pedagogy of
                                                                                                                                    teacher.  Experiential learning offers in-depth study,
                                                                                                                                    giving the learner a better understanding of the         the teacher. In line with the National Education
                                                                                                                                    concepts and also a handle on the application of the     Policy (NEP 2020), CMS in 2022 moved away from
                                                                                                                                    knowledge in the real world around them.                 conventional patterns of assessment which
                                                                                                                                                                                             focused on rote learning, towards testing of skills
                                                                                                                                    Through project based learning in classes 4 and 5, and   such as critical thinking, application, analysis and
                                                                                                                                    the integration of HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills)   problem solving.
                                                                                                                                    questions in assessments/tests, CMS seeks to develop
                                                                                                                                    in primary age children:                                 We have engaged a specialized assessment
                                                                                                                                    Ÿ Critical thinking                                      company - Centre for the Science of Student
                                                                                                                                                                                             Learning (CSSL) to provide us robust assessments
                                                                                                                                    Ÿ Creativity
                                                                                                                                                                                             that have both validity and reliability.
                                                                                                                                    Ÿ Problem solving skills
                                                                                                                                                                                             Students take the test on OMR sheets, which
                                                                                                                                    Ÿ Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                             permits us to provide them with diagnostic and
                                                                                                                                    Ÿ Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                             personalized report cards. This enables children
                                                                                                                                                                                             to improve in areas identified as weak points.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hands On Maths

          The aim of primary education in CMS is to give children   Integrating Technology
          a strong foundation of education. To help student grow
          into a self-assured and confident individual various     One important aspect of primary education is
          activities and events are conducted such as:             pupils’ assisted engagement with technology.
                                                                   We develop a secure knowledge of computer
          Ÿ Children’s International Summer Villages
                                                                   technology and also an appreciation of its
          Ÿ International Children Film Festival
                                                                   benefits and responsible use. Our focus when
          Ÿ Community and social drives
                                                                   teaching IT is on developing computational
          Ÿ Inter-campus literary Fests                            thinking.
          Ÿ Cultural and annual sports day
                                                                   Our smart classrooms are equipped with
          Ÿ Model class presentations
                                                                   interactive white boards/flat panels with the
          Ÿ Music, dance and drama
                                                                   latest relevant software and audio/visual content
          Ÿ Hobby classes                                          for effective learning.

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