Government to change the pattern of teaching the students in the country GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL ED...
Change in pattern of teaching and syllabus
Will the Minister of Education be pleased to state:
(a) whether there is any proposal with Government to change the pattern of teaching the students in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government is also reducing the syllabus of 10th and 12th class students; and
(d) if so, the reasons therefor?
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)
(a) and (b): National Education Policy 2020 recommends that:
- Teaching should use child centric, inclusive, holistic, experiential including hands-on learning, arts and sports integrated and story-telling-based pedagogies.
- Teaching should dispel hard academic boundaries and hierarchies of subjects and explore relations among different subjects.
- Classroom transactions will shift, towards competency-based learning and education.
- The assessment tools (including formative and summative) will also be aligned with the specified learning outcomes.
- The teaching should also focus on creative and critical thinking and involve extensive use of technology specially to remove language barriers and increasing access to Divyang students.
The Policy further highlights that “Teaching and learning will be conducted in a more interactive manner; questions will be encouraged, and classroom sessions will regularly contain more fun, creative, collaborative, and exploratory activities for students for deeper and more experiential learning”.
(c) and (d): National Education Policy 2020 states that “Curriculum content will be reduced in each subject to its core essentials, to make space for critical thinking and more holistic, inquiry-based, discovery-based, discussion-based, and analysis based learning. The mandated content will focus on key concepts, ideas, applications, and problem solving.”