Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.
Student Work Display.

Welcome to the doing part – what? This section presents three domains of activities at Futurz Xplored(Fx), these are, In-School programs, i297 Independent Design & Innovation Lab, and, Workshops. The three programs differ in their engagements, extensiveness, exposure to resources, and the culture of making (workshop),

In-School programs

Are range of programs that run inside the school premises. These programs run through the following three engagements,


Design 4 School and Innovation 4 School are the major subjects covered in this. Some schools also initiate Digital Media 4 School.
The Futurz Xplored team provides the International Curriculum, Curriculum implementation, Student evaluation, Student exhibition, Design & Innovation Mentor and Teachers workshops.
Flavor of conduct of Subject:
  1. Regular Design & Innovation Subject in each grade (9 chapters for Grade 4-6) and (3 trimesters for Grade 7-9) using multiple intelligence, child development and innovation tools*. A total of 9 months of ‘Design & Innovation Subject’ in each academic year.
  2. Celebrating individual & group initiatives
  3. Idea and resource gallery (displays)

i297 Zone (Design & Innovation Culture: Subject + Ambience)

A dedicated ‘branded-learning area’ (location: ideally lab size) within the School that shall connote a contextual design and innovation culture development through, design sensitization and design application. An appropriate name shall be given to the Design Culture Zone by the students of the school.
Objective of Design Culture Zone:
Holistic development of a child through structured Design Subject and Innovation Subject imparted through a mix of learner centric and design mentor encompassing academic and non academic benefits such as,
  • Visible short term benefits would be the development of various and all round skill, thinking and attitude of students.
  • In long run decision making, problem solving, original thinking abilities shall be visible. Directly resulting into development of innovation, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, communication and creativity amongst students.

i297 Innovation Lab (360 degree engagement Comprehensive Subject + Ambience + Workshop)

Objective of the INNOVATION LAB
To inculcate and nurture a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at an early age
through various tools, techniques, processes, culture
using design and scientific pedagogy that
leads to innovation and innovative thinking
resulting into prototype of products and services including technological, scientific, social, cultural, economic, life etc that are aptly shared and reflected upon.

Innovation Lab will help children to be,

  • Exposed to the products, processes and power of innovation through design
  • Empowered and learn to explore and experiment
  • Learn to access and utilize resources
  • Curious, question and seek answers
  • Work in teams – through collaboration, cooperation
  • Become skilled to search and research
  • Create an idea and sustain it - ideate and take it to a tangible and sharable level
  • Benefit from guidance and mentorship

“The object of education is to prepare
the young to educate themselves
throughout their lives.” Robert Matnard Hutchins

Several subjects offered are mentioned below; however, emphasis in the initial years is upon Design 4 School, Innovation 4 School and, Digital Media 4 School, Scholastic Education 4 School.

The five thrust areas we focus upon are:
1. Introducing purpose to the learning (Why we do anything?)
2. Providing a meaning to the learning (What is the meaning? – Conceptual / fundamental learning)

3. Relevance: Connect the learning & applying it to real life
4. Bringing back the joy of learning for nurturing Bigger learners – Better learners – Self learners – Lifelong learners
5. Systematic and structured – Curriculum that elevates New age Skill-Thinking- Attitude requirements to a subject level

The approach is Cyclical Learning-Thinking-Doing using design pedagogy. Design pedagogy helps in holistic development - nurturing both design and scientific temperament.

These programs derive their strength from the fact that they have been developed as comprehensive ‘Subject’ curriculum rather than individual educational interventions, such as, activities, workshops, competitions, books, Tool kits, reason so as to instill them as a MUST for surviving and succeeding rather than extracurricular or co curricular activities, material etc. This is for the sole re.

Brief description of the Subjects follows,

The subject ranges from Grade: 3rd to 10th (Age 9-16 years).

The Nine new age education building blocks are delivered in the Phase I through Assignment, each assignment comprises of the following 6 steps that also make up for sessions in schools. In the Phase II mini projects are introduced, similarly the level of difficulty keeps in compounding in the subsequent phases with introduction of projects.

These six steps include,

Step 1: Understanding (Observing & Planning)
Step 2: Creativity (The 8 ways) & Creation (Learning by DOING)
Step 3: Excellence – Observation, Analysis, Synthesis, Refinement
Step 4: Observation, Presentation & Self Evaluation
Step 5 : Is optional i.e. providing home work that can take a student to next level
Step 6 : Game for better understanding, Introspection & Question-Answers happens after two building blocks are covered.

Glimpse of the Curriculum through students work exhibits,

Innovation Subject Grade : 7th to 10th (Age 13-16 years)

In Phase I the emphasis here is upon Innovation: The Curriculum introduces children to useful frameworks, concepts, processes, tools and techniques through hands-on individual and group projects. These projects encompass tangible products, as well as, intangible communication and services. 

This learning by doing approach helps in developing an aptitude for understanding, ideating, analyzing, synthesizing, researching, creating and expressing. Encouraging children to work and express through material, media & technology.
In some schools the nine new age education building blocks delivered through Design 4 School Subject are integrated for deeper learning.

The two options,

The 3 Trimesters in a school academic year

Trimester 1: Innovation Project (Tangible)
Trimester 2: Innovation Project (In tangible)
Trimester 3: Refinement & Exhibition

The 3 Trimesters in a school academic year

Trimester 1: Design Sensitization (9 New Age Education Building Blocks/Chapters)
Trimester 2: Innovation Project (Tangible / In tangible)
Trimester 3: Refinement & Exhibition

Glimpse of the Steps,

Sample, one of the ways in which Innovation 4 School subject is covered as sessions in school. There are several other ways depending upon the exhaustiveness and level of difficulty chosen.

Age 17 and above, emphasis is upon Design Driven Innovation

Specially designed programs for Engineering & Management Streams stem from new age requirements of these professions. The very meaning of these professions and their engagement with real world has drastically changed. This needs a fresh educational intervention. Design leading to innovation is the proposed solution.

Whereby concepts of research based on empathy as well as self awareness, idea generation by using critical, lateral and divergent thinking, rapid prototyping (iterating) and failure as a way to success, networking and enthusing others so as to build meaningful teams, unique concept

testing techniques for niche and global markets, intellectual property knowhow and knowledge management tools, help engineers and management professionals to connect better with their new roles in both local and global economies.

Similarly, for colleges and corporate; programs and workshops in these domains have been initiated, Design Driven Innovation, Design foundation, Engineering foundation, Creativity, Communication, and, leadership.

Scholastic Excellence 4 School


Age Group: 3 years to 6 years

  1.   Starts with developing their Listening Skills
  2.   Introduction of language made fun with lots of story telling sessions
  3.   Language through puppet shows
  4.   Daily life conversations
  5.   Introduction of Sound of Alphabets through Phonics
  6.   Introduction of Alphabets
  7.   Introduction of most common 2 letter “Sight Words” e.g. is, on, in, if, so
  8.   Introduction of 3 letter words through “Phonetics”
  9.   Reading simple sentences

Age Group: 3 years to 6 years - Learning Outcomes

  1. Starts reading simple books on their own
  2. Starts narrating simple stories
  3. Starts comprehending simple questions
  4. Daily life simple conversations
  5. Vocabulary  & Observation skills increases due to picture talks

Age Group: 7 years to 15 years

  1.   Starts with developing their reading skills
  2.   Simple sentences to complex sentences
  3.   Poetry reading and understanding
  4.   Presentation of story through narration.
  5.   Listening through puppet shows, storytelling sessions and audio visual
  6.   Daily life complex conversations – 10 to 15 liners
  7.   Introduction to Grammar and its usage in spoken and written English
  8.   Grammar Games
  9.   Poetry recitation

Age Group: 7 years to 15 years - Learning Outcomes

  1. Starts reading different types of books on their own
  2. Starts using English in Daily life events and conversations
  3. Starts comprehending and answering simple to complex questions
  4. Understands usage of Grammar and its importance
  5. Starts understanding & translating concepts from Mother Language to English

Age Group: 15 years and above

  1. Starts with Communicative Spoken English
  2.   Expansion of Vocabulary through Vocabulary List
  3.   Using Dictionary and Internet
  4.   Enacting real life situations
  5.   Introduction of Grammar and Advanced Grammar
  6.   Watching Movies and writing reviews
  7.   Listening to English Speeches, songs
  8.   Creative Writing - Academic writing, Communication
  9.   Daily life complex conversations – 25 to 40 liners
  10.   Many more practical exercises