Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 3
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday launched the Alternative Academic Calendar for the higher main stage to assist academics interact college students meaningfully throughout their keep at house because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alternative educational calendars for college kids, dad and mom and academics at main and higher main stage have been developed by the NCERT underneath the steering of the Ministry.
Pokhriyal stated the calendar would empower college students, academics, faculty principals and oldsters to seek out new methods to cope with COVID-19 utilizing on-line educating and studying assets and would enhance studying outcomes.
He stated the calendar at higher main stage (Classes VI to VIII) was launched for 4 weeks earlier.
Now, the calendar for the following eight weeks at an higher main stage has been launched.
“The calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological tools and social media tools available for imparting education in fun-filled, interesting ways, which can be used by the learner, parents and teachers even while at home,” stated the Minister.
Pokhriyal stated the calendar had taken under consideration various ranges of entry to instruments reminiscent of cellphones, radio, tv, SMS and varied social media platforms.
“The proven fact that many could not have web facility within the cell phone or could not have the ability to use totally different social media instruments — reminiscent of WhatsApp, Facebook, Google — the calendar guides academics to additional assist dad and mom and college students by means of SMS on cellphones or by means of voice name.
Parents had been anticipated to assist elementary stage college students to implement this calendar, Pokhriyal stated.
The Minister stated this calendar would cater to the wants of all kids, together with these with particular wants, by means of hyperlinks to audiobooks, radio and video programmes.
“The calendar has week-wise plan consisting of activities with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. It also maps themes with learning outcomes. The purpose of mapping is to facilitate teachers and parents to assess the progress in the learning of children and also to go beyond textbooks. All activities in the calendar are suggestive, not prescriptive,” the Education Minister stated.