Govt in process of framing a New Education Policy

By | February 26, 2016

Personalisation of Education

The Government is in the process of framing a New Education Policy (NEP) for which it has carried out nearly a year-long consultations, which included online, grassroots and national level thematic deliberations on 33 identified themes.

Three themes, one under School Education and two under Higher Education, are relevant to personalisation of education from the perspectives of new and innovative courses. Under School Education, the theme “New Knowledge, pedagogies and approaches for teaching of Science, Maths and Technology in School Education to improve learning outcomes of Students”, underlines the need to deliberate and find workable strategies for strengthening the quality of teaching–learning processes for better outcomes; innovations and diversity of approaches in matters of curricula, pedagogies and use of technology to improve the learning levels. Under Higher Education, the theme “Opportunities for technology enabled learning”, seeks to understand the complexities around having a robust framework for technology enabled education, the human and infrastructural facilities that can fully exploit the opportunities of TEL and understanding to what extent do our institutions leverage the potential of ICT for improving access and quality of general and technical education and also faculty development. Another theme “New Knowledge’ recognizes that today there is a dynamic knowledge based society and newer technologies and challenges are seeing the birth of new areas of study. Accordingly, our higher education institutions must identify the new domains of knowledge in the global scenario and build up their capacities to meet this need.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

Source Ministry of Human Resource Development 25-February, 2016

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