Ministry of Education has launched Students’ Learning Enhancement Guidelines formulated by National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT for students to deal with during & post COVID19 situation.
The NCERT’s new set of guidelines suggest measures for three types of models – students not having any digital resource; students with limited digital resources; and for students with available digital resources for online education.
NCERT’s Learning Enhancement Guidelines for students have been prepared in the direction of the Ministry of Education. It is applicable for the present situation and for the post-pandemic situation. These guidelines would b beneficial in three types of situations –
In these guidelines, models are suggested for 3 types of situations:
a. Where students do not have any digital resources
b. Where students have limited digital resources available
c. Where students have digital resources available for online education
The Learning Enhancement Guidelines for students 2020. Education Ministry announces learning enhancement guidelines for schoolchildren. Amid the pandemic situation, institutions under the Ministry of Education have been working together attempting to take school education to children at home through various digital means.
The documents such as Alternative Academic Calendar, PRAGYATA Guidelines, Digital Education-India Report, NISHTHA-Online, etc are some of the initiatives that have been undertaken to maintain continuity in school education for
Amidst efforts to provide school education to the students through alternative ways, concerns from various stakeholders were raised about the learning of those children who do not have access to digital resources.
In addition to this, it was also revealed that due to unequal access to digital resources to get school education at home, the concerns of equity and inclusion can lead to deficiencies in learning of children.
The NCERT guidelines are based on a survey undertaken by the NCERT on the accessibility of digital resources in the schools of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and Central Board of Secondary Education and also on Continuous Learning Plan prepared for the States/UTs by the Ministry of Education.
They completely focus on the communities working closely with the schools for providing learning materials like workbooks, worksheets for students being delivered at their doorsteps. This work is to be completed through teachers and volunteers.
In addition to the above, the guidelines also suggest volunteers or teachers teaching local students by setting up television at the community centres, maintaining social distance norms.
The guidelines recommend the orientation of parents to support and participate in the learning of their wards. The minister also suggested the use and implementation of Alternative Academic Calendar in such situations.
Setting up a helpline at a community center with the help of panchayati raj and forming a team of volunteers to help students without access to digital resources are among a few measures listed in the Students’ Learning Enhancement Guidelines announced
Source: MHRD & NCERT SLE Guidelines
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