DP aims to provide real world exposure to the students through every part of its curriculum. The students get to glimpse the world outside through their curriculum and assessment initiatives which requires originality and critical thinking. The curriculum is based on the aspects where student learn to plan collaborate, develop the skill to argue with reason, be ethical and present their view to the world and still be open minded to accept differences and thrive on them.
Through their core components they learn to plan, research and present their findings in the various areas with confidence. They learn to constructively criticize others humbly and accept the criticism from others to become better. To achieve this, students are provided with many opportunities and only some of them are listed below:
Model United Nations
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.
DP Students regularly take part in the Model United Nation as delegate and debate with other nations’ representatives about the various significant national and international issues. It is a life-changing journey that helps you develop confidence in leading others, a stronger awareness of global issues, and the chance to make new friends from around the world. This prepares them to be unbiased and well informed leader of tomorrow and understand the global issues and their implications today!
Model UN is a valuable experience that can help the students get into college, find your first job, and become inspired to change the world. And most importantly, M-U-N is F-U-N!
Debates and Discussions
Debates are planned classroom and school-wide activities in which one particular claim or idea is discussed, and then students plan together to present their positions on the central claim or idea. The focus is not on winning or losing the debate – the purpose is to develop students’ abilities to think through a set of claims or arguments, in order to deepen their understanding and enhance their ability to learn. Among the skills classroom debates can foster are abstract thinking, clarity, organization, persuasion, public speaking, research, and teamwork and cooperation. Debate gives students an opportunity to present their views and also helps them learn to become tolerant to views that might oppose theirs. It is a great strategy to promote peer learning.
Discussions involve the teacher and students: the teacher encourages students to share and clarify their thoughts. The teacher encourages students to listen to one another, and to dig deeper into the ideas they are discussing. Finally, students begin to move beyond their own thoughts, and to consider and discuss the ideas of their classmates. Discussions are a great tool for engaging students and livening up classroom curriculum. Using debates in the classroom can help students grasp essential critical thinking and presentation skills.
Students and teachers take part in the yearly cycling expeditions and challenge themselves. It is one of the mega events where all, students and faculties, enjoy the challenge and excel themselves.
All our trips have support crew and backup vehicle so you can cycle at your own pace, while there are no yellow jersey awards at the end of the day. The cycling is through undulating country on sealed and unsealed roads for between 10 and 35km a day at a steady pace and is fully supported by a back up vehicle. This is the perfect means to explore remote villages a world away from the highways
A Field trip is a visit to a place outside the regular classroom which is designed to achieve certain objectives, which cannot be achieved as well by using other, means Facilitate the learning of abstract concepts. Taking students on a field trip makes learning more effective as they will be able to gain vast ideas on the topic. Motivate students through increased interest and curiosity. Field trips can add variety to the regular classroom instructional program and they tend to be special and enjoyable learning experiences. Field trips make students aware of learning activities in everyday life. It enhances the curriculum. Give students experiential learning experiences.
Film, Movie and Video
Students of DP make their own meaningful videos and short films to showcase their understanding of this media of learning and instruction. They engage in creating new content and produce movies or videos as part of their individual or group project to relate it with the field experience. Many of the videos shot by the students are used in the teaching and learning process by the staff. Students learn from their mistakes/ and are ready to face the superior challenges when they step into the universities and colleges.
Student Exchange Programs
Our DP students are invited to be a part of other international learning communities to experience the world outside. They become a part of the other school programs and share learning practices and their views on the world. Every year students also invite other international school communities to be a part of their learning community and let them connect with their world. Mostly these exchange programs are organized on the request of the other international school students In India or abroad for the middle years’ students.