The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was approved on 29th July 2020 by the Union Cabinet. This policy was made keeping in mind the demands of the 21st Century, the needs of the people, and our country. The plan aims at making India a global knowledge superpower and to create the change-makers who will lead and be the change.
The NEP is both ambitious and future aligned. Private schools around the country will need to drastically change how they teach.
The below infographic will help you understand the main pillars of NEP and how to select schools that are well aligned with the policies.
1. End of rote learning: Schools should focus on experience-based conceptual learning over traditional memorizing techniques based on repetition. This will promote creative learning and overall learners’ growth. For eg: Problem-Based Learning
2. Develop 21st Century skills: Schools should focus on creating children for the new world who are Critical thinkers, Innovators, decision-makers, negotiators, collaborators, communicators, and problem solvers.
3. Community Services Schools should aim at providing community services through learners that give opportunities to understand the real-world problems, empathize towards community issues, and become responsible citizens
4. Reduced Curriculum: Schools must have reduced textbooks and focus on essential core topics and required content which will promote increased flexibility, essential learning, and critical thinking.
5. Revised Learning Outcome: Schools should have student-oriented assessment reforms that assess learners ability & progress based on qualitative (skill-based) and quantitative (core concepts based) methods and how they apply the knowledge.
Vega schools, Gurgaon is one such school whose curriculum and learning pedagogy is completely in sync with the NEP 2020. They are proud to be leading the way towards the next generation of education and schools. Please visit their website to know more.