The Curriculum Framework

Chakra

Tapas has established child centric learning as the top priority in the system. For systemic change to happen, one must visualize the axle as the child – the core of every decision taken at Tapas.

  • Let us picture the axle and spokes (in a wheel) model where concentric circles define the Asthitva (core values) and the spokes define the Considerations for developing the curriculum.
  • The interwoven wheel created will define the standards or the Tapas Chakra which will be the framework in which all curriculum is developed. Consider a webbing model or a mind map, for exploration of concepts. Now, interlace it with the core values and principles of child development. This gives you the Chakra.
  • The interwoven wheel created will define the standards or the Tapas Chakra which will be the framework in which all curriculum is developed. Consider a webbing model or a mind map, for exploration of concepts. Now, interlace it with the core values and principles of child development. This gives you the Chakra.
  • While the curriculum is developed, simultaneously, assessment standards are also developed. The assessments ensure that children are assessed for the understanding of a concept and not the memory of it. Tapas has enabled new forms of assessment and alternative credentialing that give the child, the parent and especially the teachers, the necessary insights for planning the future experiences for the child.
  • Assessments are deep, meaningful and personal.