One year of National Education Policy: Chandigarh schools adopting new ways of learning

One year of National Education Policy: Chandigarh schools adopting new ways of learning

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Chandigarh, July 28

A year ago, the Government of India announced one of its most transformative public policy initiatives - The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

PM Narendra Modi will address an event to mark one year of the NEP on Thursday.

Chandigarh Tribune spoke to Reema Dewan, Principal, Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, and CBSE City Coordinator, on how the NEP has transformed schools in Chandigarh.

“We can proudly claim that the schools in Chandigarh have enthusiastically adopted the NEP in spirit as they wanted to transform the education system to meet the needs of 21st century India and produce global citizens,” said Dewan.

“The teachers are undergoing comprehensive capacity-building and professional development programmes initiated by the CBSE to ensure that the recommendations of the NEP percolate deep and strong into the education system,” she added.

Dewan further said: “Small tests, quizzes, and oral presentations, debates, discussions are the new assessment tools. Standardised examinations at grade levels 3, 5 and 8 aim to test the achievement of basic learning outcomes through assessment of core concepts and knowledge along with relevant higher order skills and application of knowledge in real-life situations, rather than rote memorisation.”

“To strengthen high-order skills like creativity, critical thinking, and logical problem solving , critical and comprehensive test worksheets were incorporated into daily learning,” she said. — TNS

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