Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect... But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings-that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide
- Gautama Buddha
'Learning to Learn - Life long learners through SELF LEARNING'
At NALANDA VIDYA NIKETAN, we aim to achieve 21st century skills through our unique methodology 'SELF LEARNING'. The process is designed to inculcate a different learning experience of routine subjects of Science, Social and Mathematics for Classes III to X.
Learning is influential when it happens through inquiry and reasoning. Teacher is not a resource provider, he/she becomes more of guide to observe, monitor, assess and grade a student. The cyclic process ensures learning does not break once the content is completed. The connectivity between concepts triggers analytical thought process which develops creativity and critical thinking.
Today's world requires a student to have a multidimensional view of the learnt. Regular question-answer mode of teaching does not provide this view as it is limited to the preview of the person delivering. 'Self learning' provides scope for ample discussions, thus kinding 'Multiple intelligences' among its learners.
'Come, Visit and Experience the Wonders of Self Learning '
Concepts are taught through carefully planned presentations. Technology support like E-Boards,LCDs and OHPs through internet as harnessed to facilitate learning. Students receive expertly designed online materials,videos and assessments to aid comprehension and consolidation of learnt facts.
English Language Skills:
NVN students are encouraged to use English with hues or imagination and accuracy.Competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening is encouraged to enable them to communicate appropriately and effectively. And E-learning of interactive English and role-plays further strengthen the students’s command over the language.
NVN gives importance to the development of Vedic Maths.Students learn to use mathematical equations and process solutions.They habituate the strive for perfection and apply them real life.
Knowledge of sciences is presented in a practical manner.The training imparts natural curiosity in tender scientific minds to explore the unknown through practical sessions and outcomes.
Teaching @ Learning
IT skills are taught as a means of supporting other areas of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to communicate ideas or information in a variety of forms and use hardware and software to enhance their learning. The school provides access to the internet for researches, project works, and other academic activities.
Nalanda Vidya Niketan is the first school in Vijayawada to introduce the ultramodern E-Board technology, with 40,000 teaching modules with its spectacular interactive facilities like visual illustrations and 3D Max Displays. It stands many a step higher than traditional blackboards or older technical aids with a reflecting name "smart class". And all that is written on the board is stored for future reference.
Practical work demonstrates the validity of theory. This is where NVN's state-of-the-art science labs come in. There are labs for Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics, equipped with the necessary instruments, chemicals and specimens for students to carry out experiments on the knowledge gained in classrooms.
E-learning complements what goes on in the classroom. Students learn through computers to enrich their knowledge for reinforced creativity. NVN's modern computer labs guide students to put theory into practice, and provide hands-on experience in making presentations. Educative slides and charts provide visual aids to learning. The computer labs are well equipped to meet the requirements of a technologically advanced education system. Internet facilities provide access to a worldwide classroom. The labs at NVN have a system-student ratio of 1:1. And School provides internet facility on Saturday (in afternoon) and Sunday (till 1 pm) on 'First come first serve' basis for which they have to en-roll earlier with their respective Parent Counsellor.
NVN operates a sophisticated Language Lab to ensure students get a good grasp of English language skills. Since English is still a requirement in premium work places and further studies, the Language lab is an indispensable facility for every aspiring student. This also enhances the overall confidence and communication skills that are very essential for a developed personality.
NVN has a spacious Audiovisual Room. Teachers and students use it to make presentations.