The State Institute of Education (SIE), Allanganj, has started work on preparing the State Curriculum Framework (SCF) for schools in Uttar Pradesh before implementing the new National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 in schools across the state.
State Education Department officials say that after the responsibility of finalizing the SCF being handed over by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), UP to SIE, Prayagraj, a team of experts has also been constituted to carry out this important task. Has been done.
What will be the nature of school education (class 1 to 12) in UP and how the objectives of NEP-2020 can be ensured effectively – all to be defined in the SCF which will play a very important role in implementing the new education policy. Will fulfill In the state, they claim.
He said that points like how to inculcate moral values among the students would also be written in the SCF. Ashutosh Dubey, principal of Prayagraj’s State Institute of Education, confirmed the development and said, “A team of experts has been formed to outline the state curriculum framework for school education in the state.”
A curriculum framework is an organized plan or set of standards or learning outcomes that defines the material to be learned in terms of clear, fixed standards of what a student should know and be able to do. A curriculum framework is part of an outcome-based learning or standards-based education reform design.
The NEP outlines the vision of India’s new education system. The policy deals with elementary education, higher education and vocational training in both rural and urban India. Four types of SCF are to be developed, one each for school education, teacher education, adult education and early childhood care and education.
It has also been decided that four SCFs will be developed first and then these will be included in the preparation of National Curriculum Framework or NCF. These SCFs in the draft form will provide the inputs for the NCF.
In the new NEP, mother tongue is to be used as the medium of instruction from classes 1 to 5. It will also try to lay down guidelines to eliminate rote learning, which is considered a major drawback of the existing education system. Also, instead of 10+2 format, new 5+3+3+4 format will be included in schools.
Under this new system, the first five years will include three years of pre-primary followed by two years of class 1 and class 2. Classes 3-5 and Classes 6 to 8 will have three years each. The fourth phase will be of four years from class 9 to 12. Earlier, there was freedom to choose a subject from class 11 onwards. Now this option will need to be practiced by class 9 students only.