The new education policy to promote education among the people of India will surely improve the quality of the introduction of education. The policy includes primary education in colleges in rural and urban India. The new directive ensures that a wide spectrum is covered from early childhood to higher education to vocational training to vocational training and teacher training and training to professional training.
It is based on the basic reality of the country’s educational scenario where there is a greater emphasis on creativity and innovation, as well as personal development, of students rather than expecting them to score high and memorize the content without having a basic understanding of concepts .
The NEP tries to improve the quality of education in our system in the following ways:
1. Change of pedagogical structure
The 10 + 2 exam structure has been deleted. The new school structure will be 5 + 3 + 3 + 4, which is a great relief. would prove revolutionary. While most existing private schools already have the ECCE embedded in their system and only need to make a minor change to the class structure and the goals of the change.
2. Change the teaching-learning process
a. Concentrate on the essentials: mapping the curriculum across the classes and narrowing it down to the respective core knowledge. The focus will be on practical application-based learning. This reduction creates space for teachers to add activities related to experiential learning, creative thinking, and critical skills.
b. Emphasizing the importance of reading and numeracy skills: All schools need to revise these areas to change teaching strategies so that these basic skills can be developed, strengthened and achieved by 3rd grade. There Must Be More Focus on reading, writing, and learning basic math concepts from a young age. The introduction of innovative teaching would be essential for this.
c. Promoting multilingualism; the power of language: Wherever possible, pupils up to grade 5 should be taught in schools in their mother tongue or the national language. Various studies showing that young children understand things best in their mother tongue or language. Hence, teachers should be encouraged to be bilingual for the best results.
d. Changes in teaching with the NEP: moving away from memorization & amp; Memorization to get grades for actual conceptual understanding during exams. Schools need to take a top-down approach of moving from curriculum completion to defining learning objectives, curating teaching through innovative pedagogy, and linking assessments to those objectives. Educators must address the integration of subjects, currents and technologies to create a holistic learning experience for students, along with the component of digital literacy, scientific temperament and computational reasoning.
e. Change of Assessment Pattern: Board exams are designed to primarily test core capacities & amp; Competencies. The progress map should now reflect a student’s 360 degree assessment. A multi-dimensional testimony is created showing progress & amp; Uniqueness of every learner in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor area.
f. No hard divides: multidisciplinary and holistic educational approach between art and science; Curriculum and extracurricular activities; professional & amp; academic flows etc. In order to eliminate harmful hierarchies between or the silo between different learning areas, can be achieved by the integration of the subjects and learning areas.
G. Vocational training and coding begins from grade 6: As mentioned in the NEP, a day without a bag can be planned for practical learning of the vocational subjects. The challenge, however, would be how many professional subjects are chosen, how the infrastructure changes and how teachers are available.
The new national education policy (NEP) has shown a clear will to move the needle away from the old world of learning. This was underlined by the triad of multidisciplinary higher education, the diverse opportunities at high school and the diverse chances of success in the final school exams. The focus on basic learning, the inclusion of the very young in formal learning, and the emphasis on holistic learning are goals that feed into policy. If the institution implements these changes, the quality education system will shift so that students receive more conceptual and practical training.
(The author Rohan Parikh is the executive director of Green Acres Academy. The views expressed here are personal.)