Indian Talent Olympiad is delighted to be spreading its wings steadily in the field of education. Its recent partnership with International Life Skills Olympiad has got both organizations together for the betterment of students. International Life Skills Olympiad was pioneered during the summer of 2011 at Harvard University. It started as a socio-educational venture to help students from grade 1 to 12 learn day-to-day useful skills. It believes that children are quick learners and as the name suggests, they must be taught skills that are used in daily life.
The organization works with schools across the world to integrate life skills in school curriculum. Indian Talent Olympiad, which works with the same motto ensured to partner with International Life Skills Olympiad to bring out the best in all students. Both these organizations work with the same motive, which is to make students think better and eventually become good decision makers. Olympiad exams benefit students in several ways. Although these are academic exams, conducted on school syllabus, there are questions that make students ponder upon. They learn a lot of skills which can be useful for their future.
Indian Talent Olympiad’s questions focus on developing students’ overall personality. The main areas targeted are logical reasoning, critical thinking, and analyzing a question to reach to its correct answer. Although the main subjects in which students can opt for Olympiad exams are International Science Olympiad (ISO), International Maths Olympiad (IMO), English International Olympiad (EIO), General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO), International Computer Olympiad (ICO), International Drawing Olympiad (IDO), National Essay Olympiad (NESO), and National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO), each of these subjects have questions pertaining to logical reasoning.
Olympiad exams are here to stay for a long time. It is only in the recent past that parents and teachers have realized the value of these exams. Apart from making students proficient in their subject of interest, they aim to make them ready to face all kinds of challenges in the future. This is the main reason why logical reasoning section is an integral part of all exams conducted by Indian Talent Olympiad. This section tests student’s analytical skills to judge how far can they see things and analyze for themselves. It motivates students to perform better each time they attempt Olympiads. With the inclusion of Indian Talent Olympiad’s Online Olympiad, students can test their knowledge by taking online exams. These tests are conducted every 2nd and 4th Saturday.
International Life Skills Olympiad has questions pertaining to specific skills that are assessed. It has divided students group wise and class wise. For example, students of class 3, 4 and 5 are categorized as group 1, students of 6, 7 and 8 are categorized as group 2, students of 9 and 10 are categorized as group 3 and finally students of 11 and 12 are categorized as group 4. The skills taught are as per the learning ability of the child, keeping in mind the class children belong to.S
Some of the general life skills taught and tested are leadership skills, value and ethics, economic sense, teamwork, empathy, critical thinking skills, communication skills, environmental skills, research and analysis, decision making, negotiation, entrepreneurship, collaborative skills, networking, personal branding, self-promotion and the list still goes on. Looking at the plethora of skills, one can easily understand that the organization aims at building better citizens for the future. It plans to improve present skill-sets and aims at making each and every child confident about their own personality.
The benefits of the strategic partnership between International Life Skills Olympiad and Indian Talent Olympiad are plenty. On one side International Life Skills Olympiad trains students to become better and confident individuals, on the other hand Indian Talent Olympiad ensures that students do well on the academic part as well. Thorough practice in Olympiad exams ensure good results. It helps students to score well in their school exam as well. Indian Talent Olympiad also provides books and previous year’s question paper sets. Students can get a copy for their respective class and preferred subject to practice as many questions as possible.
International Life Skills Olympiad believes in assessing and practicing the required skills used in the 21st century. Gone are the days of rote learning. It is an era where smart work combined with hard work gives us proper results. There has to be perfection in the learning phase. It is believed that learning never stops. The skills learnt while attempting Olympiad questions remain for a long time. Leadership, creativity and team work are a must in today’s times. Olympiad exams also teaches effective time management skills to students. Each and every child is given 30 minutes to complete the question paper. Thus, participants must manage time effectively, so that all questions are answered correctly.
Life skills learnt during school days stays with us for the rest of time. Students who are able to use these skills are in a better position to lead the way. It gives them various professional and personal advantages. Indian Talent Olympiad along with International Life Skills Olympiad are here to recognize hidden talent, shape students’ future and teach them what is essential in today’s times. A combination of academics and life skills help students to succeed easily. Indian Talent Olympiad ensures students score outshine their peers in subjects of their choice, whereas International Life Skills Olympiad moulds students during different stages of their life. Both these organizations work hand in hand with each other to promote knowledge keeping in mind what young children require today.
Having a strong foundation, be it in academics or in life skills help students to become global citizens. Teaching life skills to students aged between 6 and 16 is like shaping their brain. At the same time, when students in the same age group write Olympiad exams, their knowledge blossoms. It is not easy to clear Olympiads. It takes hard work, and a lot of practice to succeed. It is possible only with determination. Thus, Indian Talent Olympiad and International Life Skills Olympiad are here to shape not only your academic careers but also other soft skills or life skills as it popularly called. Be a part of us today!