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NCF-2005-Position Paper


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NCF-2005-Position Paper

  1. 1. National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF 2005) In our relationship with children and young people, we are not dealing with mechanical devices that can be quickly repaired, but with living beings who are impressionable, volatile, sensitive, afraid, affectionate; and to deal with them we have to have great understanding, the strength of patience and love... - J.Krishnamurti
  2. 2. Background of NCF 2005 ● ● ● ● Focus of the Indian Education System had been access and attendance for all. NCF 2005 shifting its focus to addressing quality and equal education for all Written in a rapidly developing post-independence India to address problems of high stake examinations and curriculum overload Drawn upon older policies NPE – 1986,reports -
  3. 3. Aims of Education – NCF 2005 ● Nurturing a Democratic Identity ● Being sensitive to her environment ● Children learn to accept different cultures ● Children to be able to participate in productive work
  4. 4. Pedagogical Practices – NCF 2005 ● ● ● ● Learning without burden and without fear Develop critical thinking and enhance Creativity Gain knowledge through life experiences and from skills related to work Not indoctrinate specific cultural practices
  5. 5. Social Concerns – NCF 2005 ● Addressing the most vulnerable Girls – SC/ST – Below Poverty Line – ● ● With many private schools running, variation at the state level, creating a common national aims of education is a challenge Teacher Availability versus Multi Grade
  6. 6. NCF 2005 – Social Science Position Paper ● ● Why Social Science? Purpose of education to enable children to face and negotiate society ● Understanding contexts ● Crisis of values in society
  7. 7. Problems of Social Science Teaching Learning ● Focus on factual information ● Children consider it boring ● Considered far away from 'reality of child', no application in day to day life ● Behaviorist model (Only delivery of content) ● Curriculum Overload – too many topics ● System driven by competition and examinations
  8. 8. Recommendations ● Social Science should focus on discussing social justice, equality, respect for diversity etc. ● Understand socio-economic problems of India ● Should encourage debate and discussion on above issues ● Focus on child's own context and environment ● Relation between concepts and daily life of child ● Encourage children to form their own opinions
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