Today, we observe a massive change in the current education than a decade ago. With the fast-pacing changing world, it has become so much important for our children to get ready for the present and future. The new learning methodologies are all about it. One example, that Oakridge International Schools encourage, is collaborative learning.
Collaborative learning is an approach that helps bridging cultures. It makes students come together from various backgrounds, races, and upbringing to learn from each other. The best learning happens that way, when children are actively involved in one common goal and work together to solve a given problem.
Providing opportunities for students to develop skills and meet the needs of a changing world, Oakridge International School offers exclusive educational programs with world-renowned partnerships such as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). These finely crafted programs give Oakridgers access to the learning methodology of the world’s leading educators.
With MIT collaboration, our school has gained an opportunity to expand the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) education for our students. Its interdisciplinary approach to the program develops connections between subjects to enhance the learning experience. Participants are engaged in MIT style of learning with hands-on activities that are increasingly complex, which include an array of in-school challenges focusing on the five STEAM disciplines, including bio engineering, robotics, and computer coding.
While the students are inspired to create and build, guided by world-renowned tutors and expertise, they learn digital and transferable skills like collaboration, problem-solving and communication skills during the process. As a result, they can work on their professional development. The STEAM workshops with leading academics at the annual Cambridge Science Festival at MIT allow them to immerse themselves in a culture of science and experiments. This apart, the MIT STEAM program is also an opportunity for teachers to work with some of the world-leading experts as well as to co-construct new materials with MIT for our students.
The exclusive UNICEF Collaboration provides students an opportunity to research, develop and debate solutions to some of the most important challenges that our society faces. By providing various tangible activities, students are challenged to participate in projects on the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the UN. From raising awareness of these goals and sharing ideas on the world stage to attending international workshops and seminars, students experience and understand global scenarios from a different cultural perspective. The special activities and events with UNICEF such as the recent annual World Children’s Day celebration in school empower students to change the world and are equipped to make their voice heard that would make a lasting and positive difference. Students also have the unique opportunity to address issues at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum, resulting in real-world impact based on their learnings.
With participation in such events and collaborative projects such as the one with MIT and UNICEF, students are prepared to be future ready global citizens. Enriching the academic curricula with internationally recognized programs, students at Oakridge International Schools achieve exceptional grades, develop strong values and ambitions. In line with this, the pathway to the top-universities of this world becomes much shorter for the students.