The think tank at Universal Education prepares the child for the 21st century competencies:
- Global awareness and responsibility
- Co-existence skills in a pluralistic world
- Critical and creative thinking
- Collaboration, communication and information skills
The curriculum is regularly updated based on global innovations in the field of curriculum design.
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM IN THE PRIMARY SECTION
Young minds require a solid foundation to support future learning. Our curriculum is designed to excite students about learning and prime them for success
The curriculum in the first two years eases the learner into formal education. The educational experiences act as a bridge between the preschool and the demands of formal schooling. Our emphasis remains on strengthening literacy and numeracy skills which will support the learner during one’s entire school life.
For learners to become lifelong readers and writers, it is essential that they approach early reading and language skills through a strong integrated instructional process. To help the child to become a fluent and skillful reader, we offer an extensive engagement with the English language including hearing and talking about stories and everyday events. The child also learns to connect words with ideas to express in oral and written communication.
For learners to achieve mastery in mathematical concepts, it is essential that they discover the principles underlying mathematical operations with an emphasis on problem solving. Through mathematical activities that are practical and relevant to their lives, learners develop mathematical understanding that they can apply in their daily lives and eventually in the workplace. The five strands of number sense and numeracy, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, data management and probability are gradually revealed to the young learner.
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM IN THE SECONDARY SECTION
As the learner has gained mastery over basic concepts underlying each subject area in the primary years, the learner is now ready to meet the rigours of the academic programme in the secondary section aligned with the ICSE Examinations.
The focus shifts to self-reliance and initiative with purposeful, goal-directed facilitation by the teacher. Opportunities are therefore created for questioning, enquiry, debate, reflection and arriving at concepts or creating new ideas.
Exposure to a plethora of co-curricular experiences in Fine arts, Visual arts, Performing arts, Physical education, Fitness and sports programmes, Information and Communication Technology integration make learning at Universal complete.
Our life skills curriculum offers sound values and skills to nurture the child to become an active global citizen committed to finding solutions to the challenges of life in the 21st century.
SELF DEFENCE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Our Self Defence and Disaster management programme deserves a special mention as it prepares our students to deal with unforeseen eventualities.
We believe that each child is unique with a different learning potential and is blessed with a distinct learning style. We, at Universal believe that assessment is a means to measure the learning outcome of each student and learning need analysis of the learning group.
Therefore, we provide a variety of learning experiences to tap the learners’ full potential and identify the learning needs of students.
At the Primary Grade Levels, we conduct periodic Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation through written and activity based assignments planned based on the various learning experiences enjoyed by the students during the teaching learning sessions.
At the Secondary Grade Levels, the students are being exposed and trained for the Summative Evaluation pattern. Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation is conducted periodically as well to check the effectiveness of the learning process.