"Learners are most successful when they are mindful of themselves as learners and thinkers in a learning community".

For many years, Mayoor School, Ajmer has had a strong focus on innovation in teaching and learning. In guiding the learning process, we have concentrated on developing students’ ability to think both critically and creatively; to set goals; to manage and reflect on their learning; to work both cooperatively and independently; to have sensitivity and awareness about when to apply these learning skills appropriately. These skills being transferable to all aspects of life, the explicit teaching of identified 21st Century skills and learning dispositions is vital to ensure that concrete understandings are ingrained and then continue to develop throughout a lifetime.

1. Content Knowledge and 21st Century Themes:

Mastery of fundamental subjects and 21st century themes is essential for students in the 21st century. In addition to these subjects, we believe schools must move      beyond a focus on basic competency to promoting understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into                curriculum which include:

  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
  • Civic literacy
  • Health literacy
  • Environmental literacy

2. Learning and Innovation Skills: 

Increasingly, learning and innovation skills are being recognized as what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future. The skills include:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration

3. Information, Media and Technology Skills:

Today, we live in a technology and media-suffused environment with: 1) access to an abundance of information, 2) rapid changes in technology tools, and 3) the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. To be effective in the 21st century, citizens and workers must be able to create, evaluate, and effectively utilize information, media, and technology. The following are necessary in this direction:

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT Literacy

4. Life and Career Skills:

Today's students need to develop thinking skills, content knowledge, and social and emotional competencies to navigate complex life and work environments. P21's essential Life and Career Skills include:

  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Initiative & Self Direction
  • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity & Accountability
  • Leadership & Responsibility