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Hybrid system of online and offline learning developed to protect children from technology exposure

Revolutionary change is taking place in the education sector in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Modi attaches great importance to the education sector. Regarding this, Prime Minister Modi reviewed the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on 7 May. They observed that in the two years since the launch of NEP 2020, several initiatives have been taken to achieve the objectives of access, participation, inclusion and quality set out under the policy. From special efforts to trace school children and bring them back into the mainstream, to the introduction of multiple entry and exit in higher education, several transformational reforms have been initiated that will define and ensure the progress of the country, as we celebrate ‘Amrit Kaal’. enter in.
In the review meeting, he was informed that the work of preparing the National Curriculum Framework under the guidance of the National Steering Committee is in progress. In school education, innovative pedagogy initiatives like Quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Balwatika, Nipun Bharat, Vidya Pravesh, Examination Reform and Art-based Education, Toy-Based Pedagogy for better learning outcomes and holistic development of children. is being adopted. In the meeting, Prime Minister Modi said that a hybrid system of online and offline teaching should be developed to protect school going children from excessive exposure to technology.
He said that the database maintained by Anganwadi centers should be seamlessly linked with the school database as children move from Anganwadi to schools. With the help of technology, regular health check-ups and screening of children should be done in schools. Emphasis should be laid on the use of indigenously developed toys to develop conceptual skills in the students. He also suggested that secondary schools with science laboratories should engage with farmers of their area for soil testing to create awareness about soil health.
The Prime Minister was informed in the meeting that the launch of Academic Bank of Credit on DigiLocker platform along with the multiple entry-exit guidelines for flexibility and lifelong learning will now make it possible for students to study at their convenience and choice. In order to create new possibilities for lifelong learning and primarily to inculcate critical and interdisciplinary thinking in the learners, the University Grants Commission has published guidelines according to which students can complete two academic courses simultaneously. The National Program for Higher Education Qualification (NHEQF) is also in an advanced stage of preparation. UGC is revising the existing “Curriculum Framework and Credit System for Undergraduate Programmes” in sync with NHEQF.

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