What is National Curriculum Framework 2022?

The national curriculum framework serves as a guideline for designing the syllabus, and textbooks, and informs teaching practices in the country. India is currently following the National Curriculum Framework published in 2005. The NCF 2022 is one of the key components of NEP 2020, that enables and energizes this transformation, informed by the aims, principles, and approach of NEP 2020. Out of the proposed four NCFs, the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage was launched in October 2022.

what is NCF

The national curriculum framework serves as a guideline for designing the syllabus, and textbooks, and informs teaching practices in the country. India is currently following the National Curriculum Framework published in 2005. The NCF 2022 is one of the key components of NEP 2020, that enables and energizes this transformation, informed by the aims, principles, and approach of NEP 2020. Out of the proposed four NCFs, the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage was launched in October 2022.

Paradigm shifts in NEP 2020 that guide the NCF

NEP 2020 visualizes three paradigm shifts in School Education which guide the NCF

  1. Transitioning to a more multidisciplinary and holistic education
  2. Transitioning to an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking rather than rote learning
  3. Transitioning to a new curricular and pedagogical structure
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NEP 2020 visualizes three paradigm shifts in School Education which guide the NCF

  1. Transitioning to a more multidisciplinary and holistic education
  2. Transitioning to an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking rather than rote learning
  3. Transitioning to a new curricular and pedagogical structure

Curricular goals for the foundational stage as enlisted in the NCF 2022 document

Domain
Curricular Goals
Domains and curricular goals for the foundational stage as enlisted in the NCF 2022 document
Physical Development
  • CG-1
    Children develop habits that keep them healthy and safe
  • CG-2
    Children develop sharpness in sensorial perceptions
  • CG-3
    Children develop a fit and flexible body
Socio-Emotional and Ethical development
  • CG-4
    Children develop emotional intelligence, i.e., the ability to understand and manage their own emotions, and respond positively to social norms
  • CG-5
    Children develop a positive attitude towards productive work and service or 'Seva'
  • CG-6
    Children develop a positive regard for the natural environment around them
Cognitive Development
  • CG-7
    Children make sense of the world around through observation and logical thinking
  • CG-8
    Children develop mathematical understanding and abilities to recognize the world through quantities, shapes, and measures
Language and Literacy Development
  • CG-9
    Children develop effective communication skills for day-today interactions in two languages
  • CG-10
    Children develop fluency in reading and writing in Language 1
  • CG-11
    Children begin to read and write in Language 2
Aesthetic and Cultural Development
  • CG-12
    Children develop abilities and sensibilities in visual and performing arts and express their emotions through art in meaningful and joyful ways
  • In addition to the above Curricular Goals based on the domains of development, developing Positive Learning Habits is another relevant Goal for the Foundational Stage.
  • CG-13
    Children develop habits of learning that allow them to engage actively in formal learning environments like a school classroom

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  • Lessons consist of free play, guided play, guided activities, story-telling and conversations to enable learning
  • Curriculum that covers all developmental domains
  • Detailed lesson plans along with teaching resources and assessments aligned to learning outcomes
  • Inclusive content that avoids stereotypes and follows the 5C approach
  • Curriculum based on story-based, project-based and theme-based approaches
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  • Print and material-rich environment in the classrooms
  • School Excellence Kit for enhanced learning
  • Unique programs such as CPA and ELGA to align with NCF recommendations on literacy and numeracy
  • Digital resources such as slides, audio-video and interactive resources part of lesson plans
  • Holistic report cards made available through school ERP and Student app
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