EMERGING STUDENT PROFILE (ESP)
We have a vision of the child we aim to graduate and everything in our schools is designed around that vision. Emerging Student Profile (ESP) is the vision that Mount Litera Zee Schools promises. Everything we do in the school strives to achieve this profile for each child. While each child will take a different path to this profile, we run the schools with the firm belief that this profile will enable our children to be leaders of the 21st century.
The ESP comprises three essential faculties: life skills, knowledge and core values.
Effective Habits: Our character is a composite of our habits. Mount Litera Zee Schools have a series of programs and activity systems that build effective habits for life.
Media Literacy: Media literacy develops the ability to analyse, critique and effectively use various media to find more information and make informed decisions.
Aesthetic Sense: Aesthetic sense helps students appreciate the beauty that exists around them and enables them to contribute to it.
Metacognition: Metacognition is the skill of knowing how we learn and our unique styles of learning. This empowers us in removing the hidden barriers to our learning.
Risk Taking: This skill enables making your own decisions at the risk of making a mistake, instead of doing what you are told to by others.
Self-Development: An important goal in education is to foster self-reliance and independence. Self-development plans are used for teaching students to complete tasks independently and take an active role in monitoring and reinforcing their own behaviour.
Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) : Students gain real understanding of the subject they take. This enables them to not only retain and apply concepts but also to create new knowledge and ideas from their understanding.
Sports: Students are encouraged to take up sports not only for fitness and health but also to ingrain the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.
Art (Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Applied Arts): Students develop proficiency in one or more art form.
Entrepreneurship and Financial: Students are encouraged to see the world as an owner. They develop an ability to reach a goal by making choices and planning necessary actions. Students also develop a strong and empowering relationship with money and money management practices.
Integrity: Integrity does not only mean being honest. Integrity means being true to oneself and acting in respect of values that one holds. Integrity is displayed in how teachers and students share information, plan and work on assignments, and how the school system handles commitments and decisions.
Open Mindedness: To have an open mind means to be willing to consider or receive new ideas and people with different outlook. It means being flexible, adaptive, and accepting the fact that'others could be right with their differences too'. This value encourages people to seek to understand before expecting to be understood. Cultivating an open mind is another valuable outcome of critical thinking and reasoning; an open mind helps us expand our horizons and be more diverse and inclusive.
Authenticity: It is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and hands - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing consistently. This builds trust and sense of cooperation.
Humility: The very basic requirement in a leader because people feel comfortable around a person who pays attention to them and is considerate. Respecting others brings it around to oneself too. Such a person is happier and has more friends. This helps relate to others and their situations and thus deal with them better.
Growth Mindset: Students with a growth mindset believe that their intelligence can be developed over time through their own effort. They know that while not everyone has the same kind of intelligence, everyone can learn and improve. The growth mindset helps children focus on their efforts. They are free to concentrate on becoming smarter rather than looking smart.
Compassion: Inculcating compassion can make our students aware of the world around them and it teaches tolerance towards different cultures and personalities. This enables children to be more sensitive and caring, that in turn leads to better relationships with others as they grow into adulthood.