Propel Education System (PES) is the hedgehog solution that makes learning more manageable and engaging. For every child.
PES covers the full cycle of planning-teaching-learning-testing-reporting by awakening the change forces within the complex school system, through:
a. comprehensive and integrated structured curriculum
b. competence building of teachers and school leaders
c. robust facilitative tools and support to implement the curriculum
d. technology as the instrument for efficiency and impact
Fueled by research and innovation from across the world &
Fired by Experiential Learning Theory,
Propel Education System propels each stakeholder towards realizing their full potential! It is an integrated body of exhaustive materials and processes that covers every aspect of schooling- planning, teaching, assessing, monitoring and reporting.
PES works with every stakeholder of a school, and moves on this trajectory of transformation:
1. Awakens the change forces, latent in every school – teachers, children, leaders and parents
2. Propels each one to move towards who they can be, what they can do, learn and make.
3. Sustains change and strengthens it with innovative practices, making it visible to all
Propel For All
Why…the whole village, of course.
Come, together with Propel Education System, let’s make education happen.
Trajectory Of Transformation
Yeah, but what in it?
Well, something that propels my learning.
Here is how Propel Education System propels learning across your school.
Propellants – constituents of Propel Education System
A lot, I think.
Well, lets begin with a few that we can lay our hands on.
The product grid of PES
|Propel Constituents||Digital||Face to face||Online|
|Learning Progression – Shows progression of concepts and skills in subjects through the grades.|
|Annual Syllabus – Syllabus of the content distributed across the academic year. A handy tool to monitor coverage.|
|Instructional Leadership Labs Ongoing Mentoring|
|Teacher Training, Learning Modules and Assessment – Ensures teachers build their knowledge for each teaching unit.|
|Ongoing Mentoring and Support to teachers by Propel Coach and IL|
|Teachers’ Handbook – Overview of each unit, implementation map (iMaps), with PCK|
|Student’s Books – Visually impressive books synthesize textbooks, workbooks, home assignments, tasks and assessment sheets.|
|Unit-End Assessments – Engaging and challenging,UEAs provide Multiple Response Questions. Teacher generates question papers to administer.|
|Assessment and Reporting Structures|
|Epropel – e-teaching modules for each unit, each subject. Extended Practice Modules for students.|
|Facilitative Structures – Time table planning, teacher division,library books, reading materials, school calendar, school’s dedicated website, parent communication, and so on.|
|Administrative tools – Provides IT platform to parents and schools for fee, attendance and resource management, etc.|
Teachers with powerful ways of communicating leave indelible impressions.
Propel brings to you the world-class Burlington English (BE), an on-line and face-to-face blended programme that accelerates the rate of learning spoken English. It is the only programme with a built-in Speech engine. This speech engine recognizes the speaker’s accent and corrects it.
BE offers general English ranging from elementary to Advanced levels. Teachers of English Language have a special Module built in for effective teaching techniques, and Language tools.
A facilitator is trained in every school to hand-hold learners throughout.
Propel’s Model of Teaching, Learning and Testing (TLT)
Propel’s robust model teaching, learning and testing has been built on the foundational theory of Hawkins’ I, Thou, It. It recognises the supremacy of three elements in learning, and their interaction.
Propel’s TLT model
Phew…that is a tough one.
No, you simply go round and round, in the Learning Cycle.
Propel puts you right in the learning cycle.
We also call it Experiential Learning Cycle.
No prizes for guessing its meaning. Your learning begins with doing something in which you experience it, and then you are prodded to reflect on it. In such a seemingly insignificant questioning and passive looking at your experience, you begin to make powerful conceptual connections, many of which connect coherently together make conceptual frameworks and models. Then you apply these concepts and frameworks to solve a real life problem or create something that is so powerful that it fetches you a Nobel!
It is that simple.
Propel pushes the learning cycle further by adding practice and assessment to the cycle. Everybody wants to know if learning has actually happened! Of course, Propel does this by providing you all the tools and resources that a teacher or a student needs to complete the cycle well.
Theories of Transformation – Standing on the shoulders of giants
Propel Education System is a product of assimilated theories, models and researches that have been successful across the world. In brief, here are key theories it is based on:
Kurt Lewin and David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory
Guskey’s model of teacher learning
Argyris and Schon’s Theory of double loop learning
Bruner’s concept of spiral learning
Kazutoshi Tanaka & Michel B. Evers concept of ERGONAGY
Guskey’s Model of Teacher Change