HRD Ministry Releases Roadmap for NCERT 2020-2021 Amid Coronavirus Crisis
[Published on: 25.06.2020]
Amid coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development has released the roadmap for NCERT for the academic year 2020-2021.
- The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has initiated a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school education. It will serve as the roadmap for the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for 2020-2021.
- A statement on the issue, released by the ministry on Wednesday, also said that NCERT will make the changes in the textbooks in accordance with the new NCF. Subject experts will give an interim report by December 2020.
- The NCERT roadmap has been framed in view of the decision of setting up of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission under AtmaNirbhar Bharat, and also in view of the focus of Samagra Shiksha towards learning outcome centric approach.
- The NCERT has been asked to develop the required resources for implementing these in an effective and timely manner, leading to an overall improvement in the learning levels of students.
Objectives of NCERT roadmap set by HRD Ministry
- The ministry has set learning outcomes for grades 1-10 prepared by NCERT.
- Deadlines for the NCERT to meet certain targets have also been fixed.
- All material (Infographics/posters/presentations) required to explain the desired learning outcomes for each subject will be ready and available by October 2020 for primary school (classes one to five) and by March 2021 for classes six to 12.
- The online teacher training courses for teachers of each grade for classes one to five will also be offered in phases by December, 2020; and for classes six to 12 in phases by June, 2021.
- The NCERT has also been told to prepare supplementary/alternative academic learning material for entire curriculum for learners in Covid-19 times, especially those without any form of digital/online access - for classes one to five in phases by December 2020; and for classes six to 12 in phases by June 2021.
- Similarly, at least 10 questions to measure the learning outcomes of each subject for each grade are to be prepared for classes one to five by November 2020; for the rest of the classes by March 2021.
- In addition to this, reading resources to 'demystify' the 'hard spots' which are difficult content for students as identified by the National Achievement Survey 2017 - will be made available for classes one to five by November 2020; for the rest of the classes by March 2021.