- Centre for Excellence in Astronomy (CEA) is a unique model that popularizes Astronomy and Space Sciences through a curriculum based academic educational program, conducted along with workshops, events, competitions, trips and projects, organized throughout the academic year, amongst all the classes (K-12) and for all the students of the school.
- It is a self sustaining model, thereby requiring no additional funding from the School.
- It aims to utilize the Universe available around us to make the Students learn Astronomy, natural sciences and life skills.
- A theme wise systematic annual curriculum will be followed under this CEA program to provide experiential learning to the students.
- The program introduces students to an enthralling world of Astronomy and Space Sciences through activities, experiments, games and quizzes.
- Students are not browbeaten into cramming facts and figures to prove their academic acumen. Instead, they are encouraged to ask questions and apply their reasoning to de-mystify scientific phenomenon.
- This approach not only makes them more confident in handling science problems, but also in handling real life issues. It also makes science pure fun!
- This Program bridges the gap between Innovation, Education and Evolution. Where the emphasis for the schools is on the concepts:
- Inclusion of Astronomy in the curriculum by listing it on the time-table
- 1 period per week in all the classes
- 1 Educator reports daily to the school and adheres to the rules and regulations of the school
- The Educator successfully implements the program by conducting classroom sessions and events
- Complete support from Labrynthe in terms of resources and logistics as and when required
- Classroom Sessions
- Outreach Events
- Celestial Observations
- Scientific Projects
- Monthly Reporting
- Student Evaluation
THE REGULAR ASTRONOMY SESSIONS HAVE A LOT TO TEACH STUDENTS AT A PERSONAL LEVEL:
- They learn Astronomy in a continuous manner.
- The students learn the meaning of team spirit.
- They develop interpersonal skills.
- They appreciate science and its relevance in daily life.
- They develop respect for instruments, scientific procedures and observations.
- They develop an inquisitive mind, ready to take the challenges of real-world problems, solving which benefits the society at large.