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A Look Into the Latest National Curriculum Framework

Latest National Curriculum Framework

A Look Into the Latest National Curriculum Framework

Last Updated On: 05/10/2023

Siddharth Saxena

School Owner

The NEP 2020 is an ambitious policy that aims to create an education system that is holistic, multidisciplinary, and future-oriented. As a part of the NEP 2020, the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) has been revised, and a new National Curriculum Framework 2022 (NCF 2022) has been developed.

 

The National Curriculum Framework is a document that provides guidelines for schools and educational institutions on the kind of education that should be imparted to students.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.

What Are the Objectives of the Latest National Curriculum Framework?

The NCF 2022 is the fifth edition of the NCF, with the previous edition being published in 2005. A committee of experts has developed the NCF 2022, and the following are the objectives of the NCF:

  • Flexible and Inclusive Curriculum: The NCF acknowledges that students have diverse needs and abilities, and the school curriculum should be flexible enough to cater to these differences. Thus, the aim is to develop an inclusive education system that meets the needs of all students.
  • Holistic Development of Learners: The framework recognises that education should emphasise not only academic learning but also the holistic development of students. Therefore, NCF aims to develop learners’ physical, emotional, social, and cognitive abilities.
  • Development of Core Competencies: According to NCF, core competencies are vital for students to succeed in the 21st century, which includes social and emotional skills, cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, and digital literacy.
  • Active and Experiential Learning: NCF acknowledges that students learn best through active & experiential learning and aims at providing opportunities for students to engage in hands-on, experiential learning activities that promote comprehensive understanding and retention of concepts.
  • Use of Technology in Education: According to NCF, technology plays a significant role in education and promotes its use to improve teaching and learning. In addition, NCF stresses equipping students with digital literacy skills and using technology to impart personalised and adaptive learning experiences.
  • Development of 21st Century Skills: The changing needs of the world demand preparing students with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Additionally, NCF aims to promote the development of skills, including creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, & problem-solving.

Consequently, the implementation of NCF 2022 has the potential to restructure the Indian education system, resulting in the development of competent, all-around students.

In this article

Key Principles of the Latest National Curriculum Framework

Key Principles of the Latest National Curriculum Framework

LEAD's NCF Guidelines Compliance

How Does LEAD Comply with NCF Guidelines?

Key Principles of the Latest National Curriculum Framework

The NCF 2022 recommends a shift from rote learning to a competency-based assessment system, and the following are its key principles:

 

  1. Inclusivity: The NCF principle of inclusivity ensures that every child has the right to education, irrespective of their gender, socio-economic background or abilities, intending to create a learning environment accessible to all students.
  2. Holistic Development: The NCF emphasises holistic development, recognising that education is not only about acquiring knowledge but also about developing the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical aspects of a person.
  3. Emphasis on Foundational Learning: NCF 2022 focuses on foundational learning, especially in the early years of education, to ensure that children have a strong foundation in basic concepts such as language, numeracy, and social skills, which are vital for success in higher education and life. The foundational stage refers to children between the ages of 3 and 8 across the schools. According to National Education Policy 2020, this is the first stage of the new 5+3+3+4 curriculum and pedagogical structure.
  4. Life Skills: The NCF also recognises the importance of life skills, including problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, and aims to equip students with the necessary skills to navigate modern society’s challenges.
  5. Multilingualism: NCF 2022 wants to focus on a multilingual learning environment, recognising the importance of multilingualism in education and providing guidelines on how to use the child’s home language as a medium of instruction in the early years.
  6. Technology Integration: NCF 2022 also provides guidelines on integrating technology in teaching and learning, enhancing learning outcomes, and supporting teachers’ professional development.

The NCF 2022 aims to develop critical thinking, problem-solving & life skills among students and make them future-ready.

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How Does LEAD Comply with NCF Guidelines?

LEAD is one of India’s largest School EdTech companies. Along with integrating technology and education, LEAD keeps updating itself and is NCF compliant too. The following learning solutions provided by LEAD prove that LEAD is NCF-compliant:

 

  • Pre-primary Curriculum: LEAD offers age-appropriate content, methods, and tools that prepare young children for higher learning based on a multi-modal learning approach following the NCF.

 

  • International Education Curriculum: This curriculum provided by LEAD is deeply researched, internationally benchmarked, and also incorporates Indian learning practices introduced by the National Curriculum Framework 2022.

 

  • Digital Classroom Software: LEAD’s digital classroom includes virtual labs, digital repositories, and other future-forward learning methods. These are highly innovative learning tools which stimulate children’s senses and provide flexible and engaging learning experiences. 

 

  • English Language & General Awareness (ELGA): This programme of LEAD is a unique, skill-based English language learning programme that focuses on helping children learn English faster, keeping the multilingualism of NCF intact.

 

  • Sampoorna Hindi: LEAD has designed this programme to promote the holistic development of the Hindi language in children.

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” – B.F Skinner

Conclusion

The latest National Curriculum Framework aims to address the gaps and challenges in early childhood education and ensure that every child in India receives a high-quality education that will prepare them for success in the future. So, make LEAD your education partner today, implement NCF guidelines in your school and improve student learning outcomes.

Article Summary

Article Summary

  • The latest national curriculum framework for school education 2022 is the guideline document to implement NEP 2020.
  • It is the 5th edition of NCF and aims at the all-round development of curriculum, pedagogy and, ultimately, students.
  • The framework wants holistic development of children by developing their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical aspects.
  • It also emphasises multilingualism and the use of technology to improve the learning experience.

Siddharth Saxena

Siddharth is a Senior Content Executive in the Content Marketing Team at LEAD School. He is an alumnus of Delhi University and has been working as a Content Writer/Copywriter for the past 7 years in Ed-Tech and various other industries. He truly believes in LEAD's mission of providing excellent education and works tirelessly towards it, every day.

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