XSEED is a research-based academic program for schools that builds thinking skills and problem solving confidence in children. XSEED children ask more questions, can write in their own words, like doing word problems in mathematics, can complete their homework on their own, are not afraid to speak up in English, persist longer in solving problems, and score well on tests.
As of 2016, the XSEED method is practised in an estimated 3,000 schools across the developing world in Asia, serving children from birth to thirteen years old. XSEED Education serves over 1,000,000 children. The XSEED System is an integrated curriculum, teacher training, and assessment program for K-8 schools.
The XSEED Method was designed in 2008 after over five years of research by alumni from Harvard, Cambridge, MIT, and IIM Ahmedabad. It is also called the 5-Step experiential learning approach. The XSEED approach to teaching and learning was specially developed to align with existing international standards and the syllabus of various boards, including the US Core, Singapore, India(CBSE,ICSE, State Boards), and the Philippines (K-12 standards of the Department of Education). In the classroom, XSEED replaces a knowledge-transmission or "teaching as telling" approach with an inquiry-based, constructivist approach that uses hands-on activities, followed by reflection and feedback. It also emphasises rigour through practice and assessment.
The XSEED Method has been implemented by 3,000 schools across India, the Philippines, Dubai, Riyadh, Qatar and Oman. XSEED has also partnered with the Royal Education Council in Bhutan.