National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020)
Read on to know more about the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 that will bring sweeping changes to the Indian school education system.
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The National Education Policy of India 2020 (NEP 2020), approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 29 July 2020, outlines the vision of the new education system of India. It replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986. The vision of the policy is to build an education system rooted in Indian ethos that contributes directly to transforming India by providing high-quality education to all, thereby making India a global knowledge superpower.
10+2 refers to two years of schooling post grade 10. According to India’s new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, 10+2 schooling system in India is set to be replaced by a new 5+3+3+4 system.
Here is the age-wise breakdown of the different levels of the school education system based on the new education policy 2020
As per the National Education Policy 2020, Exams will also be made ‘easier’. They will test primarily core competencies to eliminate the “Coaching Culture”.
Students will be allowed to take Board Exams twice in any given year, to eliminate the high stakes of board exams.
In accordance with the New Education Policy 2020, board exams in certain subjects could be redesigned. Board exam questions to have two types:
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will offer a high-quality common aptitude test, as well as specialized common subject exams in various subjects, at least a twice every year as prep for entrance examinations.
The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) has emphasised on the use of mother tongue or local language as the medium of instruction till Class 5 while recommending its continuance till Class 8 and beyond. It recommends that all students will learn three languages in their school under the formula. The three languages learned by children will be the choices of States, regions, and of course the students themselves. However, at least two of the three languages should be native to India, one of which is most likely to be the local/ regional language. The rule will apply to both private and public schools. High-quality textbooks, including science, will be made available in home languages. In cases where home-language textbook material is not available, the language between the teachers and students will still remain the home language wherever possible.
The National Education Policy 2020 encourages teachers to use a bilingual approach, including bilingual teaching-learning materials, with those students whose home language may be different from the medium of instruction.
We have introduced unique approaches for different subjects to ensure students learn subjects as a skill rather than gain just theoretical knowledge. The classroom interactions, activities and routines at LEAD also make learning holistic and experiential.
LEAD imparts strong language learning from early pre-primary years with our English Language and General Awareness (ELGA) and Sampoorna Hindi programs. While in class, we embrace activity-based learning to ensure students can easily grasp abstract subjects like Maths. Extensive practice and situation-based questions ensure the concepts get stronger.
In our school curriculum, we have introduced subjects such as Coding & Computational Skills (CCS) program. Rather than simply consuming content using technology, our students become creators by using technology to build. apps, games, and websites and thus become future-ready.
The young minds of tomorrow will only be strengthened when we empower our educators. We do this through our extensive Teacher Development Workshops (TDWs). These sessions upskill and
reinvigorate teachers to overcome challenges
At LEAD, assessments target learning outcomes & competency. With remedial and doubt solving sessions, our teachers understand students’ struggles and help them overcome their challenges.
National Education Policy 2020 was approved by the Union Cabinet of India on July 29th 2020. It outlines the vision of a new education system for India. The policy replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986.
The main aim of the new education policy is to envision an education system that contributes directly to transforming India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society, by providing high-quality education to all, and thereby making India a global knowledge superpower.
10+2 refers to two years of schooling post grade 10. According to India’s new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, 10+2 schooling system in India is set to be replaced by a new 5+3+3+4 system. Please read the detailed breakdown above.
Here are some of the key highlights of National Education Policy 2020, related to school education:
Ensuring Universal Access at All Levels of schooling from pre-primary school to Grade 12
Ensuring quality early childhood care and education for all children between 3-6 years;
New Curricular and Pedagogical Structure (5+3+3+4)
No hard separations between arts and sciences, between curricular and extra-curricular activities, and between vocational and academic streams
Establishing National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
Emphasis on promoting multilingualism and Indian languages; The medium of instruction until at least Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond, will be the home language/mother tongue/local language/regional language.
Assessment reforms – Board Exams on up to two occasions during any given school year, one main examination and one for improvement, if desired
Setting up of a new National Assessment Centre, PARAKH (Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development)
Equitable and inclusive education – Special emphasis given on Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Groups (SEDGs)
A separate Gender Inclusion fund and Special Education Zones for disadvantaged regions and groups
Robust and transparent processes for recruitment of teachers and merit-based performance
Ensuring availability of all resources through school complexes and clusters
Setting up of State School Standards Authority (SSSA)
Exposure of vocational education in school and higher education system
Increasing GER in higher education to 50%
Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education with multiple entry/exit options
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