Pokhriyal presents copy of NEP 2020 to President
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: A day after Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released the Alternative Academic Calendar at upper primary stage, today he called on President, Ram Nath Kovind President M Venkaiah Naidu at his residence on Wednesday and presented him a copy of the NEP 2020.
The President appreciated the Union Education Minister, as well as the great efforts of Dr Kasturirangan and his colleagues.
Dr Pokhriyal briefed President Kovind about the details of NEP 2020, sources said.
Yesterday, while launching the Alternative Academic Calendar at upper primary stage virtually the Minister said that the calendar will empower our students, teachers, school principals and parents to find out positive ways to deal with Covid-19 using on-line teaching-learning resources and also improving their learning outcomes getting school education at home. He added that the calendar at upper primary stage (Classes VI to VIII) was released for four weeks. Now the calendar for next eight weeks at upper primary stage has been released. He further said that the Calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological tools and social media tools available for imparting education in fun-filled, interesting ways, which can be used by learner, parents and teachers even while at home.
Pokhriyal said that it has taken into account, the varying levels of access to such tools-Mobile phone, Radio, Television, SMS and various social media. The fact that many of us may not have internet facility in the mobile phone, or may not be able to use different social media tools- such as whats app, face book, twitter, google, etc., the calendar guides teachers to further help parents and students through SMS on mobile phones or through voice call. Parents are expected to help elementary stage students to implement this Calendar.?
The Minister highlighted that this calendar will cater to the need of all children including Divyang children(Children with Special Need)- link for Audio books, Radio programmes, Video programme will be included.
Pokhriyal informed that the calendar contains week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. Most importantly, it maps the themes with the learning outcomes. The purpose of mapping of themes with learning outcomes is to facilitate teachers/parents to assess the progress in the learning of children and also to go beyond textbooks. The activities given in the calendar focus on learning outcomes and can thus be achieved through any resource including the textbooks children are using in their state or UT.