Officials and educationists across various departments of the state government of Rajasthan will meet on 23 October to develop a curriculum framework for the state under the New Education Policy. The meeting was part of a large scale workshop organised by the RSCERT. The motive of the workshop is to brainstorm on developing the State Curriculum Framework (SCF) under the National Education Policy.
Kamalendra Singh Ranawat, Associate Professor, Rajasthan State Council of Educational Research and Training, Udaipur informed that RSCERT has been appointed as the nodal agency to develop the State Curriculum Framework for the implementation of National Education Policy 2020 in the state.
The orientation workshop on 23 October will be conducted under the directions of Priyanka Jodhawat, Director, Training Council; and will be held at the Gandhi Auditorium of Training Council with officers of all departments, various institutions and educationists will participate. Subir Shukla, who is an educationist and academecian of national repute and and expert on education and curriculum development will be the chief reference person disseminating awareness on the National Education Policy. Directorate of Elementary Education, Directorate of Secondary Education, Board of Secondary Education Ajmer, Sanskrit Education Department, Rajasthan Council of School Education, Women and Child Development Department, Tribal Department, Higher Education Department, Literacy Department, UNICEF in NGOs, Ignis Initiative, Sakshamalaya Foundation, Aziz Prem Ji Foundation, Piramal Foundation, BCG, Tata Trust, Center For Microfinance, Room to Read, Sterlite Aid India, Language and Learning Foundation, American Indian Foundation, Save the Children, etc will be participating in the workshop.
Priyanka Jodhawat said that the aim of the New Education Policy is to provide children with high quality education, so that the state and the nation can move forward in the right direction. The state level curriculum plays a major role in this. Curriculum determines how the education system should be for the full development of our children, thus we should take necessary steps towards making our school education curriculum better and stronger, so that high level skills can be developed in students. She added that the State Curriculum Framework is also being developed in order to inculcate new standards to improve the pedagogy and learning delivery process.
State Curriculum Framework is to be designed for the following four main areas:
1. Early Childhood Care and Education
2. School Education
3. Teacher Education
4. Adult Education
In coordination with various departments, nodal officers and various committees have been formed for successful conduct of orientation workshop. This workshop will address teacher education, curriculum and pedagogy, language education, quality curriculum and increasing role of community in education, Further, many subjects like inclusive education and value education have been added. Various committees will do their work under the guidance of Nodal Officer Additional Director Shivji Gaur, who will be supported by the Council's Professor Lalit Shankar Ameta; Professor Sanjay Sengar; Rajasthan School Education Council's Deputy Commissioner Wajib Sagar and Shyama Rathod.