Principles of New Education Policy
The cabinet union on 29th july 2020 approved new education policy. Early start of schooling, Single regulator for higher education institution, Discontinuation of M.Phill degree & many more. But every policies has some beliefs, propositions, principles, etc. So here are some principles listen down on which our New Education Policy is based.
  • Recognizing, identifying, and fostering the unique capabilities of each student, by sensitizing teachers as well as parents to promote each student’s holistic development in both academic and non-academic spheres.
  • According to the highest priority to achieving Foundational Literacy and Numeracy by all students by Grade 3.
  • Flexibility, so that learners can choose their learning trajectories and programs, and thereby choose their own paths in life according to their talents and interests.
  • No hard separations between arts and sciences, between curricular and extra-curricular activities, between vocational and academic streams, etc. to eliminate harmful hierarchies among, and silos between different areas of learning.
  • Multidisciplinarity and a holistic education across the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and sports for a multidisciplinary world to ensure the unity and integrity of all knowledge.
  • Emphasis on conceptual understanding rather than rote learning and learning-for-exams.
  • Creativity and critical thinking to encourage logical decision-making and innovation.
  • Ethics and human & Constitutional values like empathy, respect for others, cleanliness, courtesy, democratic spirit, the spirit of service, respect for public property, scientific temper, liberty, responsibility, pluralism, equality, and justice.
  • Promoting multilingualism and the power of language in teaching and learning.
  • Life skills such as communication, cooperation, teamwork, and resilience.
  • Focus on regular formative assessment for learning rather than the summative assessment that encourages today’s ‘coaching culture.
  • Extensive use of technology in teaching and learning, removing language barriers, increasing access for Divyang students, and educational planning and management.
  • Respect for diversity and respect for the local context in all curriculum, pedagogy, and policy, always keeping in mind that education is a concurrent subject.
  • Full equity and inclusion as the cornerstone of all educational decisions to ensure that all students can thrive in the education system.
  • Synergy in curriculum across all levels of education from early childhood care and education to school education to higher education.
  • Teachers and faculty as the heart of the learning process – their recruitment, continuous professional development, positive working environments, and service conditions.
  • A ‘light but tight’ regulatory framework to ensure integrity, transparency, and resource efficiency of the educational system through audit and public disclosure while encouraging innovation and out-of-the-box ideas through autonomy, good governance, and empowerment.
  • Outstanding research as a corequisite for outstanding education and development
  • Continuous review of progress based on sustained research and regular assessment by educational experts
  • A rootedness and pride in India, and its rich, diverse, ancient and modern culture and knowledge systems and traditions
  • Education is a public service; access to quality education must be considered a basic right of every child
  • Substantial investment in a strong, vibrant public education system as well as the encouragement and facilitation of true philanthropic private and community participation.
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