Vidyanjali follows the philosophy and curriculum proposed and established by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator and anthropologist. It is often referred to as “Education as an Aid to Life”, which ideally begins at birth and continues throughout the course of development.
Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method. The Montessori method is a method of educating young children which stresses development of a child’s own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical play. This method allows children to develop at their own pace. At Vidyanjali we offer this exceptional Montessori Method of Education from Pre-primary up to III Std.
|Traditional Classrooms||Montessori Classrooms|
|400 sq.ft. area||1200 sq. ft. area|
|Kids in one classroom are of a single age group||Mixed age groups that allow for mentoring among students themselves|
|Locally available toys are used.||Scientifically manufactures equipment that aid children’s development|
|Teacher centric approach||Student centric approach|
|‘Chalk and Talk’ method of teaching||A hands-on learning experience|
|Children are forced to sit in one place.||Children are encouraged to move around|
|Passive learning by only listening to the teacher||Active participatory learning that is led by the children themselves|
|A predetermined syllabus, and timetables that are common for all students in a classroom||Syllabus and timetable that is personalised to each child’s interests and requirements|
|Termly exams and tests||No textbooks, homework, exams or tests that tax the children|
|Focus only on intellectual development||A healthy emphasis on social, emotional and spiritual along with intellectual development|
|Children acquire only academic skills, and possibly pick up a few social skills by virtue of being among other kids.||Children acquire life skills along with the social and academic skills|