Youth is the power of any nation. The future of any country lies in Youth’s inclusive growth. Any education policy or system must focus on the overall development of their Youth,including Softskills & Life skills. India, with the New Education Policy, aims to become Global Knowledge Superpower in the future. Let’s check out five key insights of the newly launched policy.
Access to mother tongue
In our day to day math, we use our mother tongue. We hardly use numbers in English in day to day accounts. New Policy emphasis on using mother tongue /regional language/home language till grade 5 or at 8th Grade at an early stage. The student-centric language brings concept clarity at their foundational stage.,i.e. up to 5th grade.
Simple Standard Sanskrit (SSS) and Sanskrit Through Sanskrit (STS) will encourage Sanskrit learning at Middle School level.
Assist a vocational internship and Coding
Nowadays, we observe that students get stressed. They become prey to rote learning. As a result, we have indecisive and lethargic youth. The NEP 2020’s Introduction to at least one Vocational learning followed by an internship at 6th-12thgrade and coding in 6th grade assist them with their capabilities to work under pressure and enrich their decision making and critical thinking. Coding at ground level, will promote ‘Make in India’ and Skill India.Coding in versatile languages will encourage students to built innovative apps. Vocational courses such as carpenters, gardeners, potters, artists, etc facilitate their creativity.
Assemble : No stream bar
There won’t be any stream system as per NEP2020. Upto 34 years students’ branding depended upon their science, commerce and arts streams. Now students are independent to choose chemistry and History altogether. Multi-faceted learning is encouraged at high-school level.
The 360 degree Holistic Progress Card is tracking Students’ Progress for achieving Learning Outcomes.It includes students’ self evaluation, his/her companions’ observation and teacher’s opinions. The prime goal of School Exams to test students’ concept clarity, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
Board Exams will be designed for holistic development. A new national assessment centre PARAKH will be established.
For graduation and masters level,they will have an Academic Bank of Credit. ABC aims at digitally storing academic credits earned from different Higher Education Institutions. Students can avail their data anytime anywhere. Multiple entry /exit will be allowed to UG students with appropriate certification. A certificate for an year, Diploma Certificate for two years and degree and research certificate for 4 years.
The NEP 2020 brings forth an all-round provision for all kinds of learners. An adult learner can learn from Adult learning apps, online courses/modules, satellite-based TV channels, online books, and ICT-equipped libraries organized at Adult Education Centres, etc.
Indian Sign Language (ISL) will be standardized for students with hearing impairment.
Currently the country has DIKSHA, SWAYAM, SWAYAMPRABHA online cost-friendly platforms to educate the uneducated.
NIOS offers Multiple channels for Socio- Economically Disadvantaged Groups formal and non- formal learning via Open and Distance Learning.
New Education Policy facilitates resourceful, compassionate, and innovative future generations.