Last week we had a special visitor to talk to our MYP students about environments and sustainability in the remote rural areas of the Himalayas. Sheeba Sen has been working with Aarohi and Alaap for almost 5 years now. She studied International Relations at LSE and Law at Oxford and was a practicing lawyer in the U.K. Her heart has always been in the mountains and she returned to work with village communities in Nainital District in Uttarakhand. As a school, we have been with involved with the school in Aarohi for 3 years now. During this session we listened to the rest of Sheeba’s journey. This year she undertook a ‘padh yatra’ – a 48 km journey by foot in the remote villages of Uttarakhand. The objective was to understand the valley and its people and to introduce the concept of collective farming of village groups. This tied in with the IB Learner Profile and Attitudes which are in the heart of every IB student.
The role of ICT is to provide integrated support to the whole curriculum via meaningful technology integration. The Units of Inquiry develop many ICT areas of competence and skills, such as using the internet safely and effectively, researching, inquiring and presenting work electronically.
ICT emphasizes the development of competencies in a range of tools that can be used by the learners across the whole curriculum and in their everyday lives:
- as a tool for inquiry
- a platform for communication between the school and the wider community
- a tool for reflection
- a tool for assessment
- a resource / research tool
- a tool to viewing and presenting learning
- a tool for entertainment
There is a strong emphasis on Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship through our Digital Literacy and Information Literacy Scope and Sequence documents that guide our learning experiences.