Viviktha’s approach towards education is based upon the fundamental tenet that a child needs to feel loved, safe, secure and FREE. Freedom, which is proclaimed as a birthright of citizens of any country, is often not bestowed upon their own children.
At Viviktha, children take the Center Stage. Teachers and counselors give them directions and the loving guidance they need in their younger years. And yet, children shall choose what they want to do. That is because it is known that children tend to make the right decisions when they are in a relaxed and balanced environment. A sense of balance is a natural state of being that stems out of holistic practices and a stress-free environment, both of which are provided on this campus.
Viviktha is a learning space where children living in a thriving environment will blossom into mature, well balanced and grounded individuals. Such children build successful careers, create healthy families, bring friendly neighborhoods to life, and ordain team-oriented workplaces; all of which will eventually lead to a peaceful world.
The main ingredients of our approach are summarized thus:
At Viviktha, children learn through hands-on teaching methods. Their studies begin and end in the classroom. And while they are in the classroom, they practice the most essential art of living in the present moment. As they sit on the floor in the cross-legged posture, their focus and concentration levels soar high. This helps them assimilate the concepts well the very first time they are taught. Children have ample time to learn, practice and ask questions, right in the classroom.
Whenever a chapter is completed in the classroom, the best thing to do would be to reinforce the concept in the child’s psyche so that it is retained for a long time. For this, what is better than to use the tool of a class test? This would help the child rebuild in her mind the entire concept that she just assimilated while it was being taught. And then she would search within her for the answer to the question asked. Finally, when she reconciles her answer with the right one after the test, the concept settles in with aplomb.
The tests are for self-assessment for the children and also to help the teachers to know if a certain topic was not delivered well enough. If needed, the concept is repeated.
Children are seated under the trees; at least one class per day is held under the trees. This gives them a change of air and the walk is helpful in refocusing.
After every class, children do one of various mindfulness exercises to regain focus.
- Super Brain Yoga
- A rhythmic dance
- Laughter yoga and as such.
Viviktha follows the Cambridge Curriculum on a broader spectrum. However, it has its own customized unique features.
Children learn Sanskrit from grade 3 and continue to do so till grade 10. This is their gateway to a treasure of ancient wisdom. Recent scientific research suggests an increase in brain power when this ancient language is pronounced in a rhythm, as in aphorisms and mantras.
Children are trained from grade 4 in technology, which starts with a programming language. They are taught to think in the language so it becomes a second nature to them, which would be of tremendous help when they actually get to design or code. Over the next few years, they will be exposed to a host of trending technologies that include:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- 3 D Printing
- Drone Technologies
- Product Designing
Children are not sent to competitions held for the learners of these technologies. Instead, they are encouraged to design products and offer solutions to day-to-day problems on their own or to increase the efficiency of things around them.
Children play a sport of their choice every day. They are coached in their respective sports. Nutrition and special workouts, as needed by the sport, are provided to the child with an aim to take her performance to its zenith in her chosen sport.
In addition to sports, children also play with one another and in groups.
- Art as self-expression
- Clapping / Change of routine
- Writing with less dominant hand
- Learning — at their own pace through practical and hands-on ways and means