“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.”
To achieve full human potential and promote national development, the changes in New Education Policy 2020 has been introduced to make India a global knowledge superpower.
The NEP proposes significant changes in school education such as the policy focuses on overhauling the curriculum, “easier” Board exams, a reduction in the syllabus to retain “core essentials” and thrust on “experiential learning and critical thinking”.
The new NEP pitches for a “5+3+3+4” design corresponding to the age groups 3-8 years (foundational stage), 8-11 (preparatory), 11-14 (middle), and 14-18 (secondary). This brings early childhood education (also known as pre-school education for children of ages 3 to 5) under the ambit of formal schooling. The mid-day meal programme will be extended to pre-school children. Vocational courses will also be started from class 6, in which children learn a variety of skills, coding and will also be a part of project-based learning. Students will also be given freedom to choose the subject of their interest in class 9.
Thus, the policy provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and flexible study plan for the growth of each and every individual.
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