Affiliation No. 2132039
Affiliation No. 2132039

Universal Academy Learning System

The learning system followed at Universal Academy has been designed by a dedicated team at the R&D centre of Educomp. This team has spent a lot of time understanding the 'Developmental Milestones for a Child' and mapping 'Minimum Learning Levels (MLLs)' according to age levels.Some other learning systems created at R&D are Roots to Wings, the Millennium Learning System and EDAC learning System.

E-DAC, the unique learning approach

E-DAC™ approach to learning is the brainchild of a group of leading educationists and researchers at Educomp’s R&D wing, who have earlier created pioneering innovative learning systems like, Roots to WingsTM, Universal Learning System and the Millennium Learning System. E_DAC is based on child psychology and well known principles of learning and pedagogy.

E-DAC - The essence

E-DAC™ is an acronym in which each letter signifies each stage of the four-stage sequence and methodology that is applied in the classroom. The learner here learns through a joyous discovery of the self and the world around, leading to positive outcomes. E-DAC™ approach to learning is an innovative yet scientifically designed methodology which is based on the fact that gaining knowledge is a never-ending process.

E-DAC™ represents:

  • E – Engage, excite and encourage the learner to learn through environment
  • D – Discover and learn by doing, and document to retain knowledge
  • A – Assimilate, analyze and apply knowledge and skill
  • C – Consolidate, construct and create to build and add to existing learning and skill for

E – Engage, excite and encourage

E-DAC™ is based on the belief that learning happens when attitude and perceptions are positive. Since all learners are unique, varied activities are planned to cater to their individual needs and learning styles. This ensures that learner develops a positive attitude towards the learning to be acquired. In other words this stage builds interest and curiosity with which a child will begin her journey to learn. Here, the curriculum also uses the environment—both within and outside the classroom—as a medium of teaching-learning. Therefore, the environment is made conducive through the The Walls Speak concept, where even the walls of the classroom are used as teaching aids.

D –Discover, do and document

The learner internalizes knowledge through experience. Facilitators are equipped with the E-DAC™ teaching strategies that help the learner discover and learn through three phases- guided learning (gaining knowledge on a given topic), problem based learning (learning by doing) and expository learning (documenting the learning experience). Itprovides creatively designed textbooks, workbooks along with skill building exercises and projects for the learner to encourage the spirit of discovery and enquiry. With every discovery the learner pauses to internalize and then documentshis/her learning in his /her unique style.

A – Assimilate, analyze and apply

Learning does not stop with merely acquiring knowledge. The most effective learning occurs when a learner is able to use acquired knowledge meaningfully. It is important to note that from this stage the learner starts the ‘processing of learning’. Learners are assigned with the context-specific tasks where they apply their newly acquired knowledge. This stage requires higher order thinking skills in which the learner begins to think on his/her own and puts the knowledge gained to practical use. Here, E-DAC™ introduces the learner to problem solving as well as builds life skills through exciting real life situations.

C – Consolidate, construct and create

E-DAC™ ensures that the mind acquires knowledge for life through its various sequential stages &allows the learner to make constructive use of the existing knowledge. Its aim is tohelp the learner create and exhibit something new in the form she is comfortable with, so that it is socially useful to the society. This paves the way for the students to evolve and progress.