NEW DELHI: The evaluate of the Nationwide Curriculum Framework (NCF), a complete train that may have a look at content material and strategies of instructing in faculties, will begin from the second week of November with the organising of focus teams to look at and put ahead proposals for varsity training in India.
The brand new curriculum framework will likely be accomplished by December 2020 with the Nationwide Council of Academic Analysis Coaching (NCERT) submitting a highway map to the human useful resource growth ministry not too long ago.
Consultations of focus teams will start after finalisation of the Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP) 2020.
TOI first reported on Might 18 this yr that the brand new curriculum evaluate will begin post-Lok Sabha elections. “The NCERT has been requested to go forward. With the brand new training coverage proposing to develop and set up an built-in foundational curricular and pedagogical framework, work will start after NEP is finalised,” stated a senior HRD ministry official. NEP is predicted to be prepared earlier than subsequent year-end.
Confirming that the evaluate course of is about to start – after a niche of 15 years – Hrushikesh Senapaty, director, NCERT, stated revisions will weed out content material that’s outdated, and incorporate modern and rising developments. “The brand new NEP will likely be taken into consideration and there are proposals for an built-in curriculum. The main target teams are going to be shaped newest by the second week of November, if not earlier.
The NCF supplies the framework for varsity syllabi and writing of textbooks, whereas offering pointers on instructing practices. Of the 4 NCFs launched in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005, the final eliminated focus from academics to college students to make sure “studying with out burden”. As has been the case, curriculum revision might be contentious and politically difficult with a conflict of right- and left-wing ideologies.
Senapaty stated as a substitute of a whole overhaul, the NCF 2020 will likely be extra of a evaluate of the NCF 2005 “as lots of the suggestions have by no means been carried out and plenty of others have turn into outdated”.
Within the draft NEP 2020, it has been proposed that adolescent training programme and nationwide inhabitants training programme, instructional know-how like computational pondering from age six onwards and vocational training are to be built-in into college curriculum. The deadline set for the brand new NCF is December 2020, which will likely be 15 years because the final one. Whereas NCERT is but to resolve the chairperson for the committee, in keeping with Senapaty, the HRD ministry is engaged on the choice.