What are the objectives of education given by the National Curriculum Framework 2005?
Which areas were covered for reform? How will you achieve any four objectives through co-curricular activities of your school?
The National Curriculum Framework 2005 aims to create a future generation who believe in the democratic system, values and is sensitive towards gender, justice, understands the problems faced by Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the physically or mentally challenged and actively participates in the economic, social and political progress and development of the country.
- Strengthening a national system of education in a secular pluralistic society
- Bring about the concept of learning without burden by reducing the syllabus.
- Curricular practices should be in keeping with social justice, equality and secularism.
- Quality education should be made available for all children without any discrimination.
AREAS/SUBJECTS OF REFORM IN THE CURRICULUM
- Language skills – LSRW should be developed. Three-language formula should be adopted. Mother tongue should be considered. Treat English at par with all other Indian languages.
- Mathematics – Teach with aids to develop proper logical thinking and reasoning and visualization so that children can handle abstraction.
- Science – Science taught should be in synchronization with the age and ability levels of the students. Curiosity and creativity should be nurtured. Environmental issues and dangers being faced should be stressed upon.
- Social Sciences – Children should understand concepts rather than use rote memorization for passing exams. They should be taught to think critically and independently on social issues. Political science instead of history and civics should be used.
- Art – should become an intrinsic part of the curriculum for creative and social development.
- Work – Importance of work and a positive approach to work along with developing desirable work culture skills.
- Peace – Peace education should be a part of student as well as teacher education and peace-oriented activities should be given a prominent place.
- Health and Physical Education – Overall development can only be achieved through sufficient emphasis on health and physical education.
Practical use of computers should be taught at more and more schools and aid should be provided for the necessary infrastructure and equipment