TOP 25 FEATURES OF NEW EDUCATION POLICY 2020 OF INDIA


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1. Curriculum reduction and skill-based education will be promoted, and rote based learning will be minimized. Assessment of core concepts and knowledge, high order skills, and its application in real-life situations.

2. The new curricular and pedagogical framework of 5+3+3+4 instead of the existing system.

3. Focus on critical thinking, inquiry, discovery, discussion and application-based teaching, and learning methods for holistic (overall) education.

4. Interactive teaching with a reduction in book-based learning and questions from students will be promoted to create questioning and curious minds.

5. Inculcation of knowledge and practice of human and constitutional values such as patriotism, sacrifice, non-violence, truth, honesty, peace, etc.

6. Emphasis on digital literacy, coding, and computational thinking, ethical and moral reasoning. Increased emphasis on mathematics and computational thinking throughout the school years. Activities involving coding will be introduced in the Middle stage (i.e. Class 6 to 8).

7. The teaching of modern and latest subjects at middle and secondary stages: Artificial Intelligence, Design thinking, holistic health, organic living, environmental education, global citizenship education.

8. Mandatory for students to acquire skills in health and nutrition, physical education, fitness, wellness, and sports.

9. Promoting peer tutoring as a voluntary and joyful activity under the supervision of teachers.

10. Equal weightage to curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities in school for evaluating the progress of students.

11. Bagless days to be scheduled in the academic calendar to enable students to learn things from practical and application-based perspectives.

12. All textbooks to contain only essential core material while capturing any desired nuances and supplementary material as per local contexts and needs. States to prepare their own curriculum and textbooks based on NCERT curriculum and textbooks, incorporating state flavor.

13. Teachers to be prepared for transformation in the assessment system by the 2022-23 academic session.

14. States to redesign progress cards in schools to take a 360-degree multidimensional report of students. Progress cards will include self-assessment, peer-assessment, and teacher assessment. AI-based software used to track the progress of the students to enable them to make optimal career choices.

15. The medium of instruction till Grade 5 and preferably till Grade 8 and beyond, will be the local language. The languages of India a fun activity to be taken out by every student. Three languages to be taught in the project will be decided by states.

16. Pairing of one Government school with one private school across the country.

17. 4 Year Integrated B.Ed – Minimum degree qualification for teaching that includes student teaching at local schools, by 2030; 2 Year B.Ed – for applicants with an existing Bachelor’s Degrees in other specialized subjects and 1 Year B.Ed – for those who have completed the equivalent of 4 years of multidisciplinary Bachelor’s degrees or have obtained a Master’s degree in a specialty.

18. New and comprehensive National Curriculum Framework for teacher education by 2022. NTA testing for admission to B.Ed.

19. Technology-based planning and forecasting of teacher-recruitment to assess expected subject wise teacher vacancies over the next two decades. An online computerized system, for teacher transfers to ensure transparency and avoid biased transfers.

20. National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) by 2022. At least 50 hours of CPD for teachers based on their own interests and professional areas.

21. All students of grades 6-8 will intern with local vocational experts such as carpenters, gardeners, potters, artists, etc. to develop a vocational craft. Lok Vidya – local artists as master instructors in schools.

22. Encourage gifted/talented students to pursue domain beyond the general school curriculum. Extensive use of technology to encourage talented/gifted students.

23. Mandatory for every PhD student to do a module on teacher education.

24. State Department to look after policymaking; Directorate of Education to look after operations, SCERT to look after academics and State School Standards Authority to set minimum common standards for online self-disclosure by all public and private schools.

25. Engagement of social workers, alumni, retired teachers, and volunteers with schools.

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