Teaching students how to learn is just as important as teaching them what to learn. At NPS Whitefield, we encourage our students to think for themselves, ask questions and pursue their interests through research based learning. All this is achieved through unique learning pedagogy with critical inputs of our advisory board who are lifelong learners and teachers.
Our curriculum is updated regularly to adapt to the fast-changing global economy with inputs from the advisory board. Our teaching methodologies are periodically reviewed to ensure that teaching simulates students’ interest. NPS Whitefield has the most modern classroom delivery systems, with interactive panels connected to the internet and an intranet for seamless access to content and knowledge to advocate interactive learning incorporating various teaching methodologies to ensure effective dissemination of subject content.
Collaborative learning is incorporated to develop higher level thinking skills, oral communication, self management and leadership skills. It also seeks to promote student - faculty interaction and engages learners to process and synthesize information and concepts. There are many enrichment activities including field trips and student exchange programmes. It is our constant endeavor to facilitate our students to learn to be collaborators, innovators, and creative thinkers who will be ready to take on any challenge.
The elementary years are the most important stage of an individual's learning. At NPS-East & Whitefield, we follow a curated learning approach specifically designed for this age group.
Our teaching methodology focuses on play, activity and inquiry-based learning to achieve targeted outcomes in numeracy, literacy and life skills. It includes tailor-made activities using tools such as indoor and outdoor games, puzzles and logical thinking, crafts, visual arts, clay modelling, drama, puppetry, music, story- telling, poetry, etc., With focus on basic skills such as language, communication- Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing, Mathematics- Computing, along with 21st Century skills focussed on Collaboration & Cooperation, Teamwork, Ethics, Creativity, Health, Self- Awareness, Self-Discipline, Logical Thinking etc. are incorporated into the curriculum for the Foundational Years.
The Preparatory Years follow an inquiry-led framework that challenges students to think responsibly and critically for themselves as they explore and understand concepts across Languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Science subjects in real life context.
The pedagogy combines the best research and practice from a range of education systems to create a relevant and engaging learning journey. In this phase, classroom transactions move towards competency-based learning and assessment tools focus on evaluating 'as', 'of' and 'for' learning to align with learning outcomes, abilities and disposition.
In Middle Years abstract concepts are introduced where emphasis is placed on experiential learning for each subject and exploring the relationships between different subjects. Both the breadth and depth of transdisciplinary learning are achieved during these years.
Their curriculum is designed to include students of all interests and academic abilities to inspire a passion for learning while challenging intellectual curiosity, and maximizing individual potential. It provides a real-world learning experience, enabling them to develop sound judgement, make wise decisions and respect the community.
The Higher Years Programme consists of four years of multidisciplinary study with greater depth, analytical thinking, greater attention to life aspirations offering flexibility in students' choice of subjects with a focus on their career as the core theme. This is an important stage of learning where students are future ready for their next stage, whether it is university research or vocational training or business. Our approach emphasises on scholastic specialisation, empowerment, innovation, research orientation and reflective thinking.