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Indian British Educational System (IBES)

Indian British Educational System (IBES)​

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders — Bridging Knowledge, Life Skills, and Values for a Changing World. Discover a transformative approach that equips students to confidently navigate the challenges of tomorrow, fostering resilience, creativity, and a strong moral compass.

IBES denotes Indian British Educational System is a new concept of pre-primary education. The main aim of this particular system is to make students capable to face the challenges of the new world of changes. As you know that, changes happen everywhere, whether we like it or not. The students in the new generation will confront a lot of challenges to make success in their life. The bookish knowledge is not enough to make them creative and capable to face such challenges. We need to give more importance in the Life Skills in our educational system with morals and values.

True education is the manifestation of perfection happens to mind, body and our inner selves. On the way of its creative development a country has to bring modifications in its education system. This new system is a combination of the essence of Nursery, Kindergarten and Montessori ways of teaching and learning. The novel ideas that a child study during his school days will be forgotten by him as the time passes. Such children, their goals will later turn to be materialistic. IBES is different in this way. It promotes children to live a life by learning lessons from their life itself. IBES prompts them to obey elders and love the younger ones.

IBES mainly consider

1. Text Books (Any Publication / Author)
School has a freedom to choose any publishers / authors text book to teach the students considering the following: –
a) It should be designed especially for early child hood students’ unique needs, abilities and interests.
b) It should provide a comprehensive curriculum, encompassing key early childhood content areas, including phonemic awareness, numeracy, general awareness, art and craft, rhymes and songs, stories, handwriting and more.
2. EYAD (Early Years Areas of Development)
3. Life Skills
4. EYAD (Early Years Areas of Development)
Under the IBES system children below six are nourished in accordance with their multi-faceted talents. Instead of using EYFS in British system, IBES focused seven EYAD (Early Years Areas of Development) into it. They are:
a. Personal, Social and Emotional Development(PSED)
b. Communication, Language and Literacy(CLL)
c. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy(PSRN)
d. Physical Development
e. Knowledge and Understanding of the World (KUW)
f. Creative Development
g. Spiritual and Moral Development

1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This area is all about developing a positive sense of self and respect for others, social skills including dressing, undressing and washing, as well as having an enthusiasm for learning.

2. Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL)

Children develop confidence and competence in Communicating, Speaking, and listening to stories and beginning to read and write.

3. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

Developing a growing understanding of problem solving and numbers through stories, songs, games and play. Children should become comfortable with numbers and use language as ‘heavier than’ or ‘bigger’.

4. Physical Development

Children will be helped to develop skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement and go to understand the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle.

5. Knowledge &Understanding of the World (KUW)

Learning make sense of the world, finding out about. The natural environment, using tools and different materials to make things and exploring ICT

6. Creative Development

Developing imagination in art, music, movement, dance-role-play activities.

7. Spiritual and Moral Development

Exploring the concepts of religion and belief and their roles in the spiritual, moral and cultural lives of people in a diverse society helps individual develop moral awareness and social understanding.

3.5 Life Skills

Apart from the seven areas of development, the most important ten core life skills are also incorporated with the IBES syllabus. Life skills have been defined as “the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life” (WHO). ‘Adaptive’ means that a person is flexible in approach and is able to adjust in different circumstances. ‘Positive behaviour’ implies that a person is forward looking and even in difficult situations, can find a ray of hope and opportunities to find solutions.

Key Life Skills

Life skills include psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner. Essentially, there are two kinds of skills – those related to thinking termed as “thinking skills”; and skills related to dealing with others termed as “social skills”. While thinking skills relate to reflection at a personal level, social skills include interpersonal skills and do not necessarily depend on logical thinking.

It is the combination of these two types of skills that are needed for achieving assertive behaviour and negotiating effectively. “Emotional” can be perceived as a skill not only in making rational decisions but also in being able to make others agree to one’s point of view. To do that, coming to terms first with oneself is important. Thus, self management is an important skill including managing/coping with feelings, emotions, stress and resisting peer and family pressure. Young people as advocates need both thinking and social skills for consensus building and advocacy on issues of concern.

The Ten core Life Skills as laid down by WHO are:
  1. Self-awareness
  2. Empathy
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Creative thinking
  5. Decision making
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Effective communication
  8. Interpersonal relationship
  9. Coping with stress
  10. Coping with emotion
IBES focus on the following areas:
  • Multidisciplinary subject-groups
  • More diversified language programme
  • Concentration in Arts, Sports & Games
  • Highlighting the 21st Century Skills- Life skills
  • Individual freedom to learn
IBES Educational goals are:
  1. Promotion of personal well-being
  2. Reinforcement of considerate behaviour and action towards others
  3. Gradual build-up of independence

Its purpose is also to promote the child’s positive self-image, his/her expressive and interactive skills as well as developing the process of thinking. In addition to these educational goals, two rationales for IBES education can be defined.