NCERT has been given a learning outcome oriented road map for the next academic year by the MHRD.
The curriculum design, as per the directions of the ministry, has to be completed by the NCERT by October 2020 for classes 1 to 5 while the training of teachers for classes 6 to 12 has to be completed by June 2021.
The School Education and Literacy Department of MHRD stated the aim of the redesigned road map is to achieve the motive of ‘Atma-nirbhar’ or ‘self-reliant’ India.
The development of the resources will be essential to effectively implement the road map and to get the desired levels of learning outcomes.
"We will have to change the format and system of education in the coming times so that we can take education to every corner of the country. NCERT will complete this work through the roadmap being released today. We sincerely hope that in the way we have changed the Corona crisis period as an opportunity, in the same way, all of us will adopt a new normal and give a new dimension to the Indian education system.” said Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, HRD Minister.
To improve the learning outcomes, following are the recommendations made by the Ministry’s School Education and Literacy Department to the NCERT--
1. Infographics / posters / presentations to be prepared for Class 1-5 by October 2020
2. The details of the learning outcomes for Class 6-12 by October 2020
3. A phased completion of Online teacher training course for the teachers of classes 1-5 by December 2020
4. Phased out Online teacher training course for the teachers of classes 6-12 by June 2021
5. Alternative Educational material, also keeping in mind its compatibility for those children who do not have access to digital devices, to be created for students of classes 1 to 5 by December 2020
6. Phased creation of Educational material and resources for classes 6 to 12 by June 2021.
7. A minimum of 10 questions have to be designed on two levels of proficiency for the subject-wise assessment of the learning outcomes of the children between classes 1 and 5 by November 2020 and by March 2021 for the rest of the classes.
8. The areas of concern related to the learning outcomes of the children from classes 1 to 5 as delineated in the National Academic Survey, 2017 have to be addressed by the curriculum and the content by December 2020 and by March 2021 for the rest of the classes.
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