Srinagar, 12 April (CNI) : The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has released the academic calendar along with the syllabus for the academic session 2023-24, in which students from class VI to VIII have to go to school without books and bags for ten days in a year and on these days children will be entertained in various ways like cooking, painting, photography, gardening, sports etc.
According to News-agency Current News of India (CNI) , in Jammu and Kashmir, students of class 6th to 8th will now have to come to school ten days in a year without bags. Every day there will be activities according to the interest of the child according to the curriculum and academic calendar. It will include activities like painting, photography, cooking, school gardening, sports, visits to major educational institutions including colleges, universities, along with this, programs will be organized in schools on special days.
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has released the academic calendar along with the syllabus for the academic session 2023-24, The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has developed and designed a comprehensive “Syllabus cum Academic Calendar” for the academic session 2023-24, which includes the foundational stage, and the classes 1 to 8 in the schooling system of Jammu and Kashmir.
The syllabus is in accordance with the latest guidelines and instruction manuals issued by NCERT, New Delhi, and is aligned with the NEP-2020 to improve the quality of education, which aims to shift from rote learning to competency and experiential-based learning.
After four months of rigorous effort by experts from NCERT and SCERT, the new syllabus maps the learning outcomes with the contents of the prescribed textbooks of J&K Board of School Education.
In a remarkably short span of time, Jammu and Kashmir has become the first Union Territory to create such a comprehensive document, outpacing all other States and Union Territories in the country.
The syllabus aims to enhance the quality of education in Jammu and Kashmir by shifting the focus from rote learning to competency-based and experiential learning. The syllabus is in sync with the latest guidelines and instruction manuals issued by the NCERT, New Delhi, and is aligned with the NEP-2020.
The new syllabus also aims to provide teachers with the flexibility to plan their classroom activities in a meaningful and productive manner, keeping in mind the Learning Outcomes suggested by the NCERT and NEP-2020, The syllabus, emphasizes the importance of inclusive education and provides teachers with the knowledge and skills to create an inclusive classroom environment. (CNI)