Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NBSE seminar on teacher-connect under NEP 2020


Various recommendations contained in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 are being incorporated into the education system in Nagaland that also called for enabling teachers to achieve the desired level of competency such as adopting new methods and practices.
This was stated by commissioner & secretary School Education Kevileno Angami while addressing the one-day seminar titled ‘Creating curricular connection in the classroom vis-à-vis multi-disciplinary approach (NEP 2020)’ organized by Nagaland Board of Secondary Education held at Capital Convention Centre here Tuesday. Kevileno also pointed out that as per NEP 2020, the conventional 10+2 school curricula structure is to be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 structure corresponding to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively. She also said integration of arts, sports, skill building etc were also being discussed to be incorporated into the curriculum.
She also emphasised that education was not only about academics but creativity and ability for the job sector and for which holistic education was a must. She stressed on the need to move ahead by adapting to changes and where teachers play a vital role. Kevileno said society is dependent on teachers to bring about change for adapting towards smooth transition from the old to the new. She said policies and dialogues in the seminar would be of good use and play a crucial role.
Earlier in her introductory address chairman Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) Asano Sekhose said the seminar was first post-pandemic event and that even during the pandemic NBSE explored all options and possibilities to connect with the students. She said the pandemic has taught a hard lesson on the absence of classrooms connection which led to realisation that “teachers are the strength of an institution”.
Sekhose said the new NEP 2020 focuses on teachers because of which teachers have to relearn, adopt best practices, re-orient, emphasise on the core essentials, conduct oriental training and focus on learning, strengthening on their foundational literacy and emphasize on integrative teaching with less dependency on the teacher. She also suggested that at the higher secondary level, multidisciplinary standards must be brought up, approaching more flexibility on the choice and of the subjects stating that there was still room for improvement.
Dr. Neena Jha, Advisor, Education & Skills Practice, KPMG in India who was resource person spoke on “Creating curriculum connection in the classroom.” Dr Jha described teaching profession as the only one in the world that can shape the future. Dr Jha also said that as per NEP 2020, change was the keyword and that transformation has to come through teachers. She said NEP 2020 brought into life the focus on equality in education and also provided more focus on teachers.
The programme was chaired by NBSE, Senior Academic Officer, Iluheing Nsarangbe. NBSE academic officer Dzisevolie Tsurho prayed for the programme while vote of thanks was proposed by NBSE Secretary, Rangumbuing Nsarangbe.


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