MHRD releases alternative academic calendar for upper primary level
New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released Thursday an alternative academic calendar for primary and upper primary stage – Classes 6 to 8 – developed by the NCERT. This step has been taken to get the students engaged in an interesting way during their stay at home due to COVID-19. The lockdown, the way, will be meaningful through educational activities at home with the help of their parents and teachers.
Mr. Pokhriyal has said in an official release that the calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological tools and social media tools. These are the tools available for imparting education in interesting ways in the concept of ‘learn with fun’. This can be used by learners, parents, and teachers even they are home.
The calendar contains class-wise and subject-wise activities in tabular forms. It also covers experiential learning activities such as Arts Education, Physical Exercises, yoga, and pre-vocational skills. Moreover, it contains class-wise and subject-wise activities in tabular forms. It includes activities related to four languages as subject areas – Hindi English, Urdu and Sanskrit.
The calendar also gives space to the strategies of reducing stress and anxiety among teachers, students, and parents. It gives a link for chapter wise e-content available on the e-pathshala, NROER, and DIKSHA portal of Government of India.
Besides, this calendar will empower students, teachers, school principals, and parents to find positive ways to deal with COVID-19 using online teaching-learning resources and also improving their learning outcomes getting school education at home.
NCERT has already started having live interactive sessions with students, parents, and teachers through the TV channel Swayam Prabha (Kishore manch). Kishore Manch App, to be downloaded from PlayStore, and Youtube Live, the Official Channel of NCERT.