The D.EL.ED. programme promotes the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth as outlined in the NCTE and WBBPE Curriculum. By focusing on the dynamic combination of knowledge, skills, independent, critical and creative thought, PCE espouses the principle of educating the whole person for a life of active, responsible citizenship. PCE is committed to the concept of education of the whole person as a lifelong process. The PCE strives to be:
- Inquirers, they develop their natural curiosity.
- Knowledgeable, they explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.
- Thinkers, they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned and ethical decisions
- Communicators, they understand and express ideas and information confidently, creatively and work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
- Principled, they act with integrity and honesty,
- Open-minded they understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
- Caring, they show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
- Risk-takers, they approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
- Balanced, they understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
- Reflective, they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience