'Top School in Hyderabad' & what it takes to get there
13 April 2017. Admin . 0 Comments . Gachibowli
In this fast-growing modern world, the pace of change in education is remarkable hence shaping the education to meet the current requirements is a requisite. With the advent of international education; schools in Hyderabad have empowered advanced learning methodology in the education system. IB or International Baccalaureate is one of the leading education programmes that encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who will help to create a better and peaceful world. Oakridge, with the brain child of Mr Shomie Das, a visionary educationist and also teacher of Prince Charles, pioneered in the year 2010 as one of the first IB Schools in the country offering new age education that focuses tightly on key concepts, global education, open-minded intellectual engagement, nimble thinking, strong problem-solving skills, multicultural friendships, cognitive, development and creativity. Oakridge today is been ranked as No.1 International School by TOI and ranked among Top 10 Schools of India by Education World Magazine. This success did not happen overnight but is the results of years of planning , hard work and dedication to provide quality IB education.
Let’s delve deeper into some of the main characteristics of a good education system and how Oakridge is addressing beyond this; and has reached to the horizon where it is now. The first and foremost, the environment of a school. It’s for the reason that having schools in good, safe and interactive environment is decisive for students to achieve good academic results. A school with good infrastructure always encourages children more to study and tends to improve the interest of learning in them. In line with this, Oakridge facilitates fun learning backed by activity-based infrastructures, state-of-art Indoor and Outdoor amenities- Soccer ground, Wimbledon-sized tennis courts, Swimming pool, Amphitheatre, Digital Classrooms, Learning Resource Centre with an extensive collection of books/DVD's, Audio-Visual rooms and Labs with an aim to develop inquisitiveness and improve the academic performance of students.
Infrastructure, however, is not the only feature of a top school in Hyderabad, having high-quality teachers and pedagogy is as important as any other preferred facilities to improve student outcomes. Educators who receive thorough preparation are more likely to meet the needs of diverse students. They tend to develop and deliver a curriculum that is content rich and rooted in inquiry and problem-solving. Oakridge, therefore, features imminent IB guest lectures from across industries. On the other hand, there is a serious movement taking place in our education system in India that captures the nuances of deeper learning and engages students in a more authentic way so that they truly succeed in the 21st century and i.e., the international education system. Being one of the top IB schools in India, Oakridge International School offers a unique integrated system of learning using inquiry-based approach through which students dig in-depth into the subjects and try to find answers by asking questions, collecting data, designing investigations, and drawing conclusions. This approach gives an emphasis on active learning and involvement in the investigative process as a result boosts students’ learning and advances their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
The benefits this type of education brings are undeniable and hence Oakridge strives to put all these features and above under one umbrella for students. In addition, these are the factors that project genuine and consistent intellectual curiosity in and enthusiasm for learning, hence builds a leadership quality in a student. The dedication of Oakridge goes entirely into nurturing responsive and motivated students through a dynamic, success-oriented education program empowering them with a global and local perspective, which makes it stand out as one of the top schools in country.
A paradigm shift from “teacher-driven” teaching to “student-driven” learning is emerging