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Std VII books get a new look with one-act plays

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Curriculam |

SwatiShindeGole, April 24, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : One-act plays written by teachers, quick response (QR) code, internet links for reference and lessons in conversational form are among many innovative changes introduced in this year’s Std VII state board textbooks.

The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbooks, popularly called Balbharati, has said the new textbooks would be available in the market next week. Read the rest of this entry »

New CBSE exam format for classes VI to IX

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in CBSE, Curriculam |

Manash Gohain, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education has formally junked the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) scheme for classes VI to IX, being followed in affiliated schools since 2009. Replacing it from the coming academic year (2017-18) is a new format -`uniform system of assessment, examination and report card’ -that aims at standardising teaching and evaluation across schools. Read the rest of this entry »

CBSE instructs schools to follow only NCERT curriculum

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in CBSE, Curriculam |

KRITIKA SHARMA | Wed, 15 Feb 2017

Source : DNA

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools affiliated to it to use only NCERT books from the academic session 2017-18.

The decision has been taken after recent reports of an eccentric experiment. A Class IV textbook asked students to suffocate a cat to death to understand the difference between living and non-living things. The book which is part of the curriculum of a Delhi school states “living things need air to breathe and non-living things can live without air for a few minutes.” Read the rest of this entry »

Parents, schools see red over plan to scrap CBSE-i

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in CBSE, Curriculam |

Alifiya Khan | Pune | February 11, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Of the 50-odd schools offering the international curriculum across the country, two schools are from Pune.

FACED WITH the prospect of discontinuation of the CBSE-i curriculum in an abrupt manner, confused parents and school managements are now looking at ways to switch to a different board. Last week, a notification issued by the CBSE said that CBSE-i, a curriculum initiated as a pilot project in 2010-11, has run into several issues relating to operational difficulties, Read the rest of this entry »

Parents, students welcome Harry Potter, Tintin in classroom reading sessions

Posted on November 26th, 2016 in Curriculam, ICSE |

Alifiya Khan ,Nov 23, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

Excited about the news, students said it will bring a change from the boring reading that they have been doing so far.

As news of the inclusion of contempary literature books and comics like J K Rowling’s Harrry Potter series, Asterix and Tintin in school syllabus spread like wildfire, students, parents and educationists welcomed the move. The new syllabus was announced by the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination that conducts ICSE and ISC exams and the popular reading is being introduced into the revised syllabus for Class III to Class VIII. Read the rest of this entry »

Balbharati makes syllabus public

Posted on November 19th, 2016 in Curriculam |

Darshana Daga, Nov 19, 2016

Source: Mirror

Before changing 7th-10th standards’ curriculum, board puts up a draft on its website for suggestions, earlier an expert domain
In its bid to make syllabus formation more inclusive, the Maha rashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, or Balbharati, has decided to put up the draft syllabi for standards 7 to 10 on its online platform, along with the competencies which students would develop at each level, for suggestions and objections from all. The board is mulling a change in the syllabus for these classes. Read the rest of this entry »

MP seeks NCERT nod to have Gita lessons in schools

Posted on November 9th, 2016 in Curriculam |

Sumaiya Yousuf ,  Nov 09, 2016

Source: The Times of India

Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh cabinet chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday decided to write to NCERT, seeking permission to include chapters from Bhagwad Gita in school curriculum, said minister of state for education, Deepak Joshi.

He said the main objective of including lessons from Gita was to inculcate moral values among youth. Read the rest of this entry »

Classes VII, IX SSC students to see textbook change, more conceptual learning

Posted on October 25th, 2016 in Curriculam, SSC |

Alifiya Khan | October 25, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

The state government has been introducing changes in textbooks in a phased manner.

Classes VII and IX students following the state board (SSC) will see new textbooks, advanced teaching methodologies and conceptual learning from the upcoming academic year. The state government has been introducing changes in textbooks in a phased manner. Read the rest of this entry »

Co-curricular education set for revamp

Posted on September 28th, 2016 in Curriculam |

Ardhra Nair, Sep 28, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Focus On Students Of Std IX, X | MSCERT Notice Marked `Important And Time-Bound’

Until now, co-curricular subjects such as physical and vocational education in Std IX and X were neither taught nor evaluated as seriously as mightier counterparts like Mathematics, Science and English. Read the rest of this entry »

Experts trash Tawde’s idea, say option no choice

Posted on September 16th, 2016 in Curriculam, Education |

SwatiShindeGole, Sep 15, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Instead Of Making Subjects Optional, Educationists Call For Lower Difficulty Level, Introduction Of Activity-Based Syllabus

Educationists batted for lower difficulty level of English and maths to help students pass irrespective of their scores and introduction of activity-based curriculum after education minister Vinod Tawde’s statement seeking optional tag for the two subjects for Secondary School Certificate exam. Read the rest of this entry »