On the auspicious occasion of India’s 75th Independence day, the Delhi chief minister announced the ‘Deshbhakti’ curriculum for the government schools in Delhi.
To mark the birth anniversary of the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The Deshbhakti curriculum would be rolled out on 27 September 2021.
The basic aim of the curriculum is to bring a sense of respect among the students’ community towards the constitution and to bring pride among them towards their nation. The three themes of the curriculum are knowledge, values and, behaviour.
FREE YOGA CLASSES
The Delhi Chief Minister hoisted the flag at the central secretariat. On the occasion of independence day and in an hour long speech, Kejriwal spoke about the new “educational revolution”. The free-of-cost yoga classes would start across Delhi’s different parks and halls from 2nd October.
About the new curriculum, Kejriwal said that it would be a fun based activity wherein patriotic values would be inculcated among the students. This would not be something like rote learning but rather would be more focused on activities like discussions. Mr. Manish Sisodia, the deputy CM and senior education department officials added. The curriculum will be a guiding light of teaching and learning in Delhi government schools.
CURRICULUM’S LEARNING OUTCOMES
The eight learning outcomes that are to be achieved via this curriculum include problem-solving, self-confidence, self-awareness, pluralism, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, ethical and social behaviour. The evaluation would be done by self-assessment, assessment by teachers, and by peer assessment.
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The state council of education, research, and training has adopted the curriculum last week. The curriculum follows the pedagogical guidelines of the National curriculum 2005. It is more focused on child-centered and critical pedagogies, along with the ideas of the National Curriculum framework 2020.