National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005

National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005, The National Curriculum Framework is one of four National Curriculum Frameworks published in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training NCERT in India. The document provides the framework for making syllabi, textbooks and teaching practices within the school education programmes in India. National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 has been translated into 22 languages and has influenced the syllabi in 17 states. The NCERT gave a grant to each State to promote NCF in the language of the State and to compare its current syllabus with the syllabus proposed, so that a plan for reforms could be made. Several States have taken up this challenge. This exercise is being carried out with the involvement of State Councils for Educational Research and Training(SCERT) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET). The Document is divided into 5 areas: SNO AREA

Teaching of Science, A Component of NCF

Teaching of Science, The National Focus Group’s position paper on ‘Teaching of Science’ a component of National Curriculum Framework 2005 states that a major area of concern is the gradual decline of practical work and experimentation at secondary and senior secondary levels, Considering this concern, the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Framework, 2009 provides for an integrated science laboratory for the secondary schools. Further, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has developed activity based teaching learning materials, the textbooks, laboratory manuals, teachers handbook and science kits that promotes enquiry, critical and analytical thinking at the secondary stage. NCERT has also been building capacity of Key Resource Persons (KRPs) in science at the secondary stage in all the states/UTs. At the school level, Central Board of Secondary Education is currently offering various skill based courses at secondary and senior secondary levels to impart knowledge and training that strengthens the