An art-integrated curriculum will now be offered to the students of class 1 to 10 in CBSE affiliated schools. This will come into effect from the new academic session.
According to the reports coming from the HRD ministry, within the scheme of the said curriculum, there would be a minimum of one project pertaining to ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ (united India, supreme India) programme.
CBSE has elaborated upon the idea and intent behind the introduction of the art-integrated curriculum wherein children will gain familiarity with diverse forms of art like dance, visual arts, music, craft, etc,.
The circular issued by the board in this regard states, “Not only for creating joyful classrooms but also for imbibing the Indian ethos through the integration of Indian art and culture in the teaching and learning process at every level. This art-integrated approach will strengthen the linkages between education and culture. ”
e as follows- this will be conducted as a group activity, the group consisting of 4 to 5 students, The students will be required to integrate an art form native to their state or UT. The art forms that can be chosen for the project work are not random but defined under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme, for classes 1 to 10.
The directions are slightly different for classes 1 to 8. In the case of these classes, the project work can include multiple subjects and it would also be considered for internal assessment of the corresponding subject.
As for classes 9 and 10, art integrated project work is supposed to be taken as a subject enhancement exercise. This criteria applies to all the subjects for internal assessment.
The implementation of the art-integrated curriculum will require a coordinated effort of the subject and the art teachers who will be required to plan the project before the academic session commences.
Apparently, CBSE has envisioned that the topics chosen for the projects would be the ones that have not been introduced in the classrooms. This will encourage students to gravitate towards research on new topics.
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