An education conclave on ‘New Education Policy: Inspiring Innovation and Competency-based Learning in School Education in India’ was organised by InfinityVision, a venture of VisionIAS. The event was attended by educationists, principals of schools, teachers, mentors, and parents who discussed the different opportunities and aspects of the New Education Policy (NEP). Many dignitaries graced the occasion including Shri (Brig.) L.C Patnaik, Ex President SSB board, Ex Chairman Odisha Public Service Commission; Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director, National Book Trust; and Shri (Dr.) V.P Yadav, Chairman, Haryana Board of Education.
Brig. L.C Patnaik emphasised the role of teachers as soldiers in shaping the destiny of the country, and on the attention required at different levels of policy making and execution. He highlighted the 4 Es (Expansion, Equity, Excellence, and Employment). He said that with near universal enrolment in school education and greater equity across socio-economic backgrounds, India has achieved the first two Es of Expansion and Equity. He added that by the successful implementation of the New Education Policy, the remaining 2 Es of Excellence and Employment can be accomplished. In shaping the future of the education system, he stressed on the importance of entrepreneurial pedagogy and value-based education.
The critical components of the NEP including multilingualism, need for innovation, skill development, vocational education, and competency-based education, was explained by Dr V.P Yadav. He also highlighted the need to inculcate Indian values in our education system and to give due weightage to our cultural heritage in school curriculum. The importance of competency-based learning was highlighted by Shri Yuvraj Malik. According to him, innovation in teaching methodology and curriculum is the key solution to reduce high dropout rates in schools.
In the end, a question-answer session engaged the participants and panel members in comprehending the nuances of the NEP and its implementation in Indian schools.
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