Our vision at the Ryan Group is to nurture leaders of tomorrow. Through a careful selection of academic elements that include the development of the physical, mental and moral faculties, our learning experience has a holistic touch to it. With more than three decades in the service of education, we have summed up our vision statement in these words, “Excellence in education and All-Round Development.”
Our Founder Chairman, Dr. Augustine F. pinto has drafted the Twelve Point Vision that is the driving force behind our niche. For a detailed reading of the Twelve Point Vision, you can click Here.
At RIGI we have worked systematically to make the educative process more participative and enjoyable. Home assignments are not a carry-over of class work but oriented towards honing individual talents. These include reference books for reading, sports and physical development, general knowledge, civic responsibilities, talent cultivation etc.
Ryan Group has played a pioneering role in introducing interactive, multimedia-rich edutainment and infotainment concepts in India. The Group has implemented these concepts phase-wise in all its schools.
We believe that when education is force-fed, the student begins to dislike the process of learning, and dread examinations and homework. The conventional “teacher-to-student” or one-way method of teaching is giving way to active involvement of the students in the learning process through group workshops, where the teacher co-ordinates and facilitates the process.
Quality education for every student and well-rounded development is the sole aim of our academic approach. Our onus on learning ensures that children limit their dependence on private tuitions. We provide individual attention to encourage self-learning, while developing the mind, body and spirit.
Life Skills Education
“Life Skills Education is designed to facilitate the practice and reinforcement of psychological skills in a culturally and developmentally appropriate way: it contributes to the promotion of personal and social development, the prevention of health and social problems, and protection of Human Rights” – WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION.
At Ryan our constant endeavor is to reduce the gap between knowledge and practice. In all our schools, Life Skills-Based Education (LSBE) has been adopted as a means to empower young people in challenging situations. Our carefully designed learning policy has an inherent transformative potential. It helps young people develop critical thinking, acquire problem solving skills that builds their sense of personal worth and also teaches them to interact with others constructively and effectively.
Objectives of LSBE Teaching Programme
- To help students apply Life Skills in various spheres of their lives
- To empower youth with the know-how of knowledge application. After all knowledge is power when used.
One of the chief reasons for the inclusion of the LSBE teaching programme in our school education is the growing discrepancy between education and actual development of the child. We believe teaching needs to have a life altering approach. It should not just propagate information but learning that can be applied in everyday life.
Life Skills Education ensures a holistic approach to teaching and learning. By focusing on a methodology that is balanced in terms of academics, learning and teaching practices, there are more possibilities for fostering a culture of inclusive development in the institute.
Ensuring Quality Education
Imparting education is not a mundane process that is restricted solely to the use of chalk and blackboard. At Ryan, teachers are not programmed to simply pass on knowledge and facts to the students. Our teachers teach them to logically think and reason, ask questions, discover, develop, encourage logical reasoning and independent problem solving skills in the students and foster a care and concern for fellow beings, execute every task entrusted to them with efficiency, responsibility and dedication.
To ensure sound teaching practices, selected candidates are professionally screened before recruitment. The basic 5 qualities that we seek and aim to develop in a teacher are: – ‘Vision, Passion, Integrity, Connectivity and Intelligence’.
In order to improve and increase the overall performance of the faculty we organize and participate in a variety of workshop, seminars, conference and team building exercises. These workshops play a vital role in upgrading the knowledge base and the latest trends in education.
More than 150 teachers from the Ryan International Group have successfully completed an online course on Multiple Intelligences offered by WIDE World developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the USA, out of which few of the successful teachers were nominated for the coach development programme for coaching WIDE World courses.
Experiential learning is used as a powerful tool for human development and these learning practices were the first to be implemented in Ryan International Group for Principals, Potential Leaders, Teachers Students and Parents in India.
We follow a unique strategy to keep our academic processes as exhilarating as possible. Nothing is simple when strengthening and invigorating such a vast network of schools as ours. Despite the big scale and myriad challenges involved, quality is the most sought after aspect of our education philosophy.
To meet the uncompromising standards of our academic quality, we focus on the three main aspects of our institutions.
Involve: Project-Based Learning
Our learning methodology extends beyond the prescribed textbooks. Students are encouraged to study complex topics based on experiential learning. Project-based learning ensures that the students master the basic principles for a better understanding of the subject. Our online facility—Myschool.in makes sure that the student’s work is presented to audiences beyond the teachers.
Correlation: The Concept of Right-Mix
Subjects often trace an inter-disciplinary approach. For example Art and Literature. At Ryan we combine subjects based on their correlation so that a wider backdrop is provided to students to understand the concepts in their proper contexts.
Mentors: Inspiration and Guidance
Teachers play a crucial role in shaping a student’s personality. At Ryan, teaching is not a one way process but a dialogue that involves the active participation of students. In this age of information, teachers are facilitators who guide and encourage the students towards a better tomorrow.
Sharp Skills: The Art of Teaching
We believe teaching is an art and not mere employment. Like any other art form, teaching also needs constant sharpening of skills. The Ryan Group organizes a range of programmes and workshops that focuses on skill development of teachers. If the learning process has become smart, the teachers need to become smarter.
Engage: Parental Participation
Teaching is not limited to the school premises alone. The fact is that parents take up the role as teachers outside school. So, a sustained camaraderie between the institution and the parent becomes indispensible. We take active steps to involve parents in the teaching process and take their feedback seriously. We consider this process as the back bone of our high learning standards.
Connect: Forging New Partnerships
We regularly encourage new partnerships with government agencies, private players and community development organizations to expose students to newer experiences. By fostering these partnerships we allow our students to get involved into various career and community development programs right from the school level.
The Need For an Inclusive Curriculum
A holistic academic approach requires an elaborate framework and planning. It is the concern of every parent to choose the best possible curriculum for their kids. In our country, the trend has been slightly different. Most parents think good schooling is merely having a wonderful infrastructure and qualified teachers, but that alone is not enough.
Curriculum can be compared to a grand narrative that keeps the schools vision and mission on track. It includes setting educational goals as well as the rationale for those goals. The selection of a particular curriculum often spells the difference “excellent” and “mediocre”. At Ryan we believe that an integrated curriculum facilitates to measure the student’s progress which is crucial for the academic excellence of the students and thereby the institute.
A well designed and holistic curriculum offers maximum learning experience and brings down the unproductive time spells in the classroom. It also prepares students to explore their own academic tastes and interests.
The importance of a well balanced curriculum is highly advantageous for students who get less supplemental learning and exposure due to various reasons. Moreover, a coherent curriculum is vital for the full development of the students thinking faculties.
There is little dispute that the curriculum chosen by the student will go a long way to determine the course and success of his/her chosen career. A balanced curriculum will endow students with sound knowledge to be successful, confident and responsible which we believe is the core purpose of all learning.
Our academic excellence is carried forth by our highly trained and qualified teachers who also deeply identify with our vision. The staff members are chosen after a rigorous selection process. As part of our various skill- training programmes, we also impart special training to our teachers on a regular basis to keep them updated about newer trends in the teaching methodology. We believe that teachers are not only imparting learning but also act as role models who need to display qualities of a leader so that the students are influenced in a positive way.
The teacher selection process at Ryan is an elaborate exercise with various quality measures in place. The candidate is expected to meet the high standards of teaching skills that we follow strictly.
– At Ryan we believe that good learning is majorly dependent upon the quality and competency of the staff members. Hence the institution formulates a deeper understanding of the teacher selection process.
– A number of guidelines and criteria are carefully put in place to select the best faculty in the teaching industry.
– Each application from is looked into with great detail and a thorough background check of the candidate is done.
– The shortlisted candidate is called for a screening interview with our selection panel.
– The short-listed candidate has to qualify a written aptitude test and demonstrate his teaching skills in order to judge his/her core competencies.
– Every selected candidate has to undergo an exhaustive Q & A session with the head of the school.
– The selected candidate should possess some invaluable qualities like: good understanding of the instructional methodology, a team player, display leadership skills and should be totally dedicated to the cause of “Excellence in Education and All-Round Development”.
– Each candidate is screened through a unique recruitment policy in which the interview panel looks for crucial competencies and resources while appointing a teacher.
“Teachers have the power to transform the human character. It is highly imperative that they possess the essential qualities of intellect, leadership and charisma”
– Dr. Augustine F Pinto, Chairman Ryan International Group of Institutions
“A Teacher must be a true exemplar of his teachings in front of his students. He/ she should be a catalyst of positive change”