Observing the note of classes because of lockdown, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the National Council from Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to develop an alternative academic schedule for classes 1 to 12. The director in her communique to the principal expressed that the schedule is being created to achieve learning results in a joyful manner.
“This calendar also suggests ways and means to use technology to aid and facilitate this process of learning,” the chairman mentioned.
CBSE To Release Joyful Academic Calendar for Class 1 to Class 12
The curriculum will be released soon and will be shared to the principals. The director has underscored new patterns of e-learning.
“It’s also the time to embrace technology – whether it is Internet based or not. Group video calls, conference calls, simple voice calls can help in effectively communicating with each other.”
“Online classes synced with the normal/routine timetable that you followed while in school, without adequate planning and preparation from teachers, parents and students, may give more stress without any positive outcomes,” the chairman commented in her letter to principals.
The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) will suggest the digital learning platforms to the CBSE schools.
“Aside from the NCERT calendar, during these difficult times, teaching and learning can also continue with the help of comprehensive digital learning platforms focused on providing curriculum linked and curated content,” the chairman has pointed out.
Meanwhile, the board has prompted parents to make children mindful about the misuse of online learning content.
“We would like to caution at this stage that while technology will be required to be used by the child for learning, at the same time, sensitise parents about the misuse/ misinterpretation of information in certain sites that can induce possible distress in children because of exposure to age inappropriate content,” CBSE chairman said.
The chairman has also advised parents to involve children in household work. “The running of a kitchen is an immense learning resource,” she remarked. “Various places in our homes, especially the kitchens, remain the most underrated and underused place for a child’s cognitive, affective and psychomotor development. The kitchen is perhaps the best lab one has at home,” noted Karwal.