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National Education Policy (NEP 2020)
A complete guide to the NEP 2020 policy
▪ The full form of NEP 2020 stands for National Education Policy 2020, formed by the Ministry of Education
▪ It aims to reduce the dropout rate in Indian schools & adopt the multidisciplinary approach in the higher education system
▪ It seeks to bring a holistic change to the education system & will replace the existing 10+2 academic structure
What are the main points of NEP 2020?
Early Childhood Care
One of the NEP policy for overall development, the old academic structure has been replaced by a 5+3+3+4 system
The emphasis is on using mother tongue/local language as a medium of instruction at least till class 5
Robust Teacher Recruitment
Guidelines have been laid to recruit teachers through a robust and transparent process
Standard-setting & Accreditation for Schools
Independent SSSA and SQAAF to be set up for accountability, & quality assessments of schools
Holistic Multidisciplinary Education
UG courses to be of 3 or 4 years with multiple exit options and appropriate certification
It is mandated that the teacher should have a minimum qualification of 4-year B.Ed. degree
What are the Four Stages of NEP 2020?
It consists of 5 years of activity-based learning and pedagogy of ECCE & focuses on language development and play-based learning methods. Foundational stage includes students from 3 to 8 years old
Children from 8 to 11 years old lie in the preparatory stage. It emphasizes that the incorporation of light textbooks & interactive learning would be beneficial for laying a solid foundation in reading, writing, speaking, art, languages, etc.
It comprises students from 6th to 8th classes. At this level, the focus is on critical learning objectives to curb rote learning. The emphasis is on experiential learning in science, math, arts, social studies, and humanities
Consisting of students from classes 9th to 12th, this stage offers greater flexibility to students in selecting different subjects. Pupils can take a break after the 10th and can continue later. They can also pursue vocational courses available for grades 11th and 12th
▪ The National Education Policy 2020 focuses on the self-improvement and continuous professional development (CPD) of teachers
▪ Teachmint’s partnership with OrangeSlates can aid the learning, training, and upskilling of educators. The self-paced courses help teachers learn at their convenience