Curriculum on Experiential learning – GandhijisNaiTalim

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Why in News?

  • Union HRD Ministry released the curriculum on Experiential Learning – GandhijisNaiTalim.
  • This curriculum was brought out simultaneously in 13 languages i.e., Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Odiya, Kannada, Malyalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi and English.
  • It is in consultation with the state councils of educational research and training along with the universities in the country.
  • The curriculum was a holistic approach of developing body, mind and soul (hand, head and heart), by making a productive art, craft or community engagement activity as the centre of learning.
  • On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s upcoming 150th birth anniversary celebrations, a movement is on across the educational institutions in the country to promote NaiTalim, Work Education and Experiential Learning.
  • A special effort is on school and teacher education in the areas of work education and experiential learning through the education departments of Universities as well as Central and State Governments and the SCERTs.

Launching of the book:

  • Marking the occasion of Teacher’s Day, the book titled “Experiential Learning – Gandhiji’sNaiTalim is launched today.
  • The book contains basic principles of Gandhiji’sNaiTalim (our notes and interpretations), along with the Work and Education curriculum for Schools, D.Ed, B.Ed and Faculty Development Programmes for teachers.
  • This book and this project is a joint effort of the Universities in the state, state SCERT and Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), formerly known as National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI).
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