The Educational Philosophy of CISD is to provide a self-directed learning program.

As a result of this philosophy, students will be more inclined to take ownership of their learning and become more involved in the overall process. Success in life is a result of self motivation. Allowing students to adopt this principle will help them discover their strengths and achieve lifelong success. Furthermore, when students are involved in the decisions that affect their education, chances are, they may exert more effort, express more enthusiasm, and display more pride in the results of those decisions. CISD will replace traditional instruction methods with teachers as facilitators, tests for self-set goals, and teacher-directed activities with student negotiated contracts.
Students will work in small groups, choosing activities that best fit their personal learning style. The implementation of technological tools will provide additional opportunities for students to take control and ownership of their education. 'Access to computers and the Internet-are transforming education and providing enormous resources for self-directed work. The computer provides students with instruction, research resources, connections with others and tools for productivity. The working journal--the student's own book of information, ideas, plans, records and reflections-is an essential text book of self-direction, and the student is the author.' (Maurice Gibbons, author of Walkabout: Search for the Right Passage from Childhood to School)

Self-directed learning, combined with smaller classroom sizes, will offer students at CISD more opportunities to build self-esteem, become self-motivated, and obtain the necessary skills required to become lifelong-learners and leaders in the knowledge and wisdom age.

The medium of instruction of the school will be English. However, proper emphasis will be given on Bangla Language learning. For Bangla Language, national curriculum will be followed from Class 1 to GCE O Level. Besides Bangla, several other modern foreign languages: such as Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, will be offered. International curriculum will be followed for all the subjects other than Bangla, History, Geography, Culture and Festivals. English will be considered as the first language for the students and for all sorts of communication officially within school and in all stake holder levels. The benefits of effective foreign language instruction focus on the role of the individual in a multilingual, global society. The CISD student will 'be close to fluent in a foreign language when he or she graduates. We should begin teaching foreign languages in our elementary schools. Learning a foreign language exposes young people to new cultures and new horizons and helps them understand English better." CISD identifies knowledge of foreign languages as one of the most important skills that students of all ages will need to develop in order to prosper in the 21st century.

Children in foreign language programs tend to demonstrate greater cognitive development, creativity, and divergent thinking than monolingual children. When children are adequately exposed to two languages at an early age, they are more flexible and creative and reach higher levels of cognitive development at an earlier age than their monolingual peers. Studies show that learning another language enhances the academic skills of students by increasing their abilities in reading, writing, and mathematics.

During the elementary years, children are open to ideas of global understanding. According to many child psychologists, children reach an important developmental stage at the age of ten. At this time, children are in the process of moving from egocentricity to reciprocity, and information introduced before the age of ten is eagerly received. Piaget believed that cognitive development takes place when a child is faced with an idea or experience that does not fit into his or her realm of understanding. The cognitive conflict becomes the catalyst for new thinking. Foreign language study becomes the catalyst for cognitive and psychological development in young children because of the conflict that such study presents. The study of foreign languages has also shown to have positive effects on memory and listening skills.

If education is a means to prepare children for the complicated world in which they live and give them the tools with which to understand new challenges, then the educational system should offer an expansive curriculum as early as possible. Research has shown that through foreign language study, elementary school children receive the opportunity to expand their thinking, to acquire global awareness to extend their understanding of language as phenomenon, and to reach an advanced proficiency level in that foreign language.
In developed countries, research confirms overwhelming evidence in favour of foreign language learning beginning in the elementary schools and continuing through Grade 12. Research shows that studying a language other than one's native tongue can enhance problem-solving skills, creativity, and general cognitive development and may even aid in sharpening native language skills.

At CISD the foreign language becomes the language of instruction for part of the curriculum. Children then acquire the foreign language through interesting and meaningful activities in the language as they learn the concepts of the various subjects included in the elementary curriculum. The students who speak Bangla learn literacy skills that are currently taught in English as well as literacy skills taught in Bangla. Through this exposure, they acquire the English language. And, the students whose native language is English acquire Bangla literacy while learning literacy skills in English as well, allowing them to strengthen their skills in both languages. Research studies show that learning a second language at an early age has a positive impact upon intellectual growth and leaves the students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language and improved listening skills.
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