Learning is a continuous and life-long process: Experts at Shikshak Parv by @EduMinOfIndia

Learning is a continuous and life-long process: Experts at Shikshak Parv by @EduMinOfIndia

New Delhi: Shikshak Parv is being celebrated by Ministry of Education from 8th September to 25th September, 2020 to felicitate the teachers and to take New Education Policy 2020 forward.

A webinar on Competency Based Education and Learning Outcomes was organized by Ministry of Education under Shikshak Parv Initiative.

The concept of Competency Based Education was highlighted by Prof. Suniti Sanwal.

Prof. Suniti Sanwal said that competency is defined as a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes which are observable and measurable and the knowledge thus acquired can be transferred in the real life situations.

Prof. Sanwal highlighted that after the constructivist approach, the focus has to shift on the development of core knowledge and 21st century skills which leads to holistic development and prepares the child for lifelong learning and said that learning outcomes are competencies which are text-book free and have been developed curricular area and class-wise.

She informed that NCERT notified Learning outcomes for elementary stage in 2017, for secondary stage in 2019 and the development of learning outcomes for Senior Secondary stage is in progress.

Prof. Sanwal also highlighted that the learning outcomes document provides the curricular expectations for each stage of education, the suggestive pedagogical processes and learning outcomes to the acquired in each curricular area at the end of the year. In addition, for elementary stage, posters for classrooms and brochures for parents have also been developed.

The session was coordinated by Prof. Suniti Sanwal, Head, Department of Elementary Education, NCERT. The experts were Prof. A.K. Rajput, Head Publication Division, NCERT and Mr. Sashanka Hazarika, National awardee teacher in the year 2017 from Assam.

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