Curriculum of BHIS
The ultimate goal at BHIS, is to create new knowledge, fostering innovation and transmitting it to students. The curriculum is multi- dimensional in its approach. While the curriculum for Grade 1 to VII is designed in association with Billanook College, Melbourne, adequate attention has been given to incorporate Indian knowledge base and value system. Grade 6 onwards the thrust is around the CBSE Curriculum/IGCSE curriculum, facilitating integrated development of knowledge, skills and thinking. We follow an integrated curriculum wherein all the disciplines and subjects are interwoven and one concept reflects upon all the areas of the curriculum.
The teaching learning transaction of the curriculum takes place keeping in mind the Bloom’s Taxonomy, the Multiple Intelligence theory, the VARK Model, Neuroscience & Brain research theory, digital age & globalization & thematic learning.
It follows an integrated & a multi-disciplinary approach towards the curriculum wherein all the subjects are interwoven and one concept reflects upon the varied areas of the curriculum. It is transacted in such a way that the learners ascend from LOTS (Lower order thinking skills) to HOTS (Higher order thinking skills). Prediction of situations, giving twists to the story, suitable title to the content, analysis of an unknown situation, a new ending to the story are some of the tasks undertaken to ensure thorough grasping of the concepts to strengthen decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Experiential learning is the best method to involve active participation of students to experience scientific concepts. Therefore, learning by doing is focused in science classes.
Children are provided with situations where they apply their understanding of the concept and create role plays, stories, jingles. To take an example, when studying about animals and their extinction, endangered animals, poaching etc. they create posters, role plays etc. to create awareness about the importance of animals. Similarly, when studying about the animal or plant adaptations, they create / design their own plant/ animal with different adaptations to survive.
Children are also encouraged to explore through nature walks, connection with real life. Debates, quiz, presentations and other group activities are the regularly conducted in the class. Learners are also regularly updated with the recent scientific discoveries and explorations.
Glimpses of apps/ web links that we use in our curriculum to fulfill 4Cs are as follows:
Make my groups, flexible team generator and scorer, Picassa
Class Dojo, Survey Monkey
Movie clips/documentaries followed by answering critical thinking questions
Prezi, creating Facebook pages and classroom blogs
Our goal is to develop independent and confident citizens of the future. Through technology, Billabong has also changed the way teachers teach. Our teachers can employ well-researched, contemporary and effective methods of teaching. This has given them the best opportunities to reach out the variety of learners and assess student understanding through different ways. The use of technology has made our teachers the very best educators for the middle and higher secondary school students in India. While using the best technology to fulfill the 4Cs, we also advocate the responsible and safe use of the internet so that all our middle and higher secondary students into global digital citizens of India.
At Billabong, we promote exploring new things, discovering talents, and achieving excellence of every kind.