Habitat Model of Schooling
School as a Social Space
School is a social institution connecting teachers, students, parents and management. Given the various issues of space and time, the middle class and lower middle class sections of the expatriate communities in the Middle East lack social spaces. The Habitat Model of Schooling attempts to convert schools into social spaces where they learn from each other through various means. The school provides day boarding facility with this idea in mind.
A school becomes a good school when it can provide for the overall development of each and every child. With this idea, the Habitat Model of Schooling integrates various schools into it: Nature School which trains students in farming, Cyber School which gives training in computer programming, Language School which teaches Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, French and Bengali and Arts and Sports School which initiates students into music, dance, various sports and arts items are integrated into the Habitat Model of Schooling,
Schooling in the Age of Web 2.0
Schooling for the age of Web 2.0 has become participatory. All the stake holders have a great deal to contribute in the life of a school these days and digital technology helps in creating communities that very closely connected. The Habitat Model of Schooling builds on these possibilities of the social media and is working towards a new level of participatory schooling.
One of the biggest strengths of expatriate education is the cultural variety and linguistic plurality. Thus interpersonal learning becomes quite an education in understanding people with different nationalities, food habits, artistic expressions, clothing and histories. The Habitat Model of Schooling believes that this excellent cosmopolitanism should be utilised for learning and bridging between people from various locations.