Swaroop Sampat Rawal to Lead NCERT Panel on Innovative Learning Methods

Swaroop Sampat Rawal to Lead NCERT Panel on Innovative Learning Methods

Last Updated Oct - 17 - 2023, 07:33 PM | Source : HT | Visitors : 65

NCERT establishes a 14-member committee, led by actor Swaroop Sampat Rawal, to integrate innovative pedagogy and teaching-learning materials.
Swaroop Sampat Rawal to Lead NCERT Panel on Innovative Learning Methods

A 14-person committee led by actor and educationist Swaroop Sampat Rawal was appointed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Monday to look into how to integrate innovative pedagogy and teaching-learning materials (TLM) into all subjects for classes three through twelve.

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In order to continue the work of the 19-member National Syllabus and Teaching Learning Material Committee (NSTC), which was notified in July to finalise the curriculum, textbooks, and learning material for these classes, the NCERT announced on Monday that the "Curriculum Area Group (CAG): Innovative pedagogy and teaching learning material" had been established.

The NSTC has author and Infosys Foundation chair Sudha Murthy, singer Shankar Mahadevan, and economist and member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Sanjeev Sanyal as its members. The NSTC was extracted to further constitute at least 11 CAGs in different subject domains, and this 14-member committee notified on Monday was first in the line, officials said.

“The goal of this group is to ensure that cutting edge activity-based, discussion-based, project-based, art-integrated pedagogical methods and innovative hands-on materials are properly, seamlessly, and enjoyable integrated into our textbooks and teaching learning material across school stages and subjects,” the notification issued by NCERT on Monday said.

Committee chairperson Rawal is the wife of famed Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, who was a finalist for the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Surina Rajan, a retired IAS officer, AICTE vice-chairperson Abhay Jere, Manu Prakash, a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, VSS Sastry, a math communicator, and Vijay Ravikumar, a professor at Azim Premji University are a few of the panel's other members.

The committee will prepare a document for all other CAGs that lays down the principles, methods, and material to be integrated into each subject across classes, a senior NCERT official said, requesting anonymity.

“The committee will submit the document to the NSTC and the NCERT by October 31,” the official said. “This committee will also be allowed to invite experts from different fields, and review textbooks and teaching learning materials prepared by other CAGs to ensure adequate interaction of innovative pedagogies.”

The NCERT has already released the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school education, based on which the NSTC is now working on finalising the textbook content. The NCERT is revising the school curriculum in line with the national education policy (NEP) 2020.

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