NEP: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Amidst the global shutdown and rising pandemic all the actors of the education industry are still processing the New Education Policy. With a lot of proposals some of them clear while many confusing, we had to do our part. We stepped in and now we’ve got the policy broken down clearly for all you readers. We have curated a six part blog series named “Decoding NEP” where we pick up each block of the National Education Policy 2020 with a special speaker every week.
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The theme under which we would be reading today is “NEP:Curriculum and Pedagogy”. For our second episode, we had to bring out our Principal, Ms. Sowmia Raguraman (Principal of Glentree Academy Sarjapur). Well, she had a lot to say, read on to find out !
SPEAKER : Both curriculum and pedagogy are important aspects of teaching. Curriculum it is nothing but content of any subject or syllabus or subject knowledge that you are going to impart to children at all levels. On the other hand pedagogy is a strategy or the methodology that you are going to use to implement this curriculum in the classroom. Pedagogy identifies and implements new ways of teaching methodologies avoid age old teaching methods and ensure that there is innovation in learning.
Host : The most striking aspect in the policy is “achieving Foundational Literacy and Numeracy by 2025”. How is this going to be possible with differences in regions and boards of education?
HOST : The new policy also dictates that teaching will be done in regional language(mother tongue) upto a certain grade(grade5), please discuss this?
SPEAKER : The year 2020 has shifted the entire globe upside down. We are now technologically progressing and have quickly adapted to these gadgets and technology. This has led to technology becoming a life skill. Concepts like coding and robotics are now very important for every student as everyone as they all are digital natives. Now that everything is based around technology it is important for students to be up to date with technology through these concepts.
HOST :Does the policy take into aspect the rural-urban divide in terms of curriculum?
SPEAKER : Even today there are many educational programs that are not available for students from rural areas. The one way by which the gap can be made narrow is that the curriculum must be formulated in mother tongue so that it becomes easier for the students in the primary level to take up schooling. Let us now just hope that the New Education Policy brings equality between rural and urban students.
HOST : As an educator for over 2 decades, how is this policy going to reap the benefits in the years to come?
SPEAKER : Being an educator I have always wanted for positive changes to take place in the education industry. The New Education Policy has laid down several plans and proposals which are going to pave the way for a great change in our education industry. The policy empowers the students, teachers and other actors of the industry if implemented with the right intent our country will definitely be in par with international countries in terms of knowledge.
We’ve wrapped up our second post, come back here next Wednesday to find out what our experts had to say on “Teacher Education and Assessment” with respect to the National Education Policy.
That’s the second post of our series “Decoding NEP”. If you have any questions or queries be sure to comment it down we’re glad to help you out. If reading is a buzzkill for you, tune into our podcast “The Glentree Show” you can find it on Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts or any other podcast streaming platform. Or just click on the play button below, you can listen to it with ease!