Initiation of CBSE- i at GIIS Tokyo
Over 125 schools worldwide offer CBSE curriculum catering to the needs of the Indian diaspora settled in different countries. The students in these countries need a curriculum that is in line with the global trends and pedagogical patterns.
It is in this context that the CBSE initiated an international curriculum or CBSE- i. The board offered CBSE-i as a pilot project for 25 schools in 2010-11. GIIS Tokyo was selected as one of the pilot schools where CBSE-i was offered in Grade 1. For the academic year 2011-12 it has been offered in Grades 1 and 2.
Aims of CBSE- i
Education is a powerful instrument of change and the key to prepare learners for global challenges. Global citizens must essentially be lifelong learners equipped with willingness to learn constantly while engaged in collaborative team work with positive attitude.
The CBSE international (CBSE- i) aims to
Build learners with a positive attitude.
Create lifelong learners who enjoy learning to learn.
Craft confident individuals who are able to live healthy and productive lives.
Empower individuals with good citizenship values.
Strengthen the learner with Life Skills Education.
Equip learners to face challenges.
Prepare confident individuals with strong physical and emotional health.
Mission and Vision of CBSE- i
The CBSE-i has formulated an internationally benchmarked global curriculum which is enquiry and skill based. The curriculum caters to individual learning styles in terms of pedagogy and assessment. It addresses global needs as well as relates to local issues and local culture. It carries forward the basic strength of the Indian system of education. It aims to promote critical and creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills as well as information and media skills. There is an inbuilt flexibility as it provides a foundation and an extension of the curriculum in subject areas to cater to the different pace of learners. The CBSE- i curriculum provides equitable and accessible quality of learning.
Curriculum Design of CBSE- i
Five learning areas are represented as the five petals which interact in a trans-disciplinary approach.