Minutes of the Meeting on ALternative academics calendar by CBSE Chairman, secretary, and Ncert Chairman
• These activities are to be conducted by children and parents at their homes. Parents may be guided by teachers. They can be guided via social media channels.
• In AAC Art integrated learning is there. Focus on content is not there but on learning outcomes. Mental health is emphasized by encouraging Yoga, Art, Music, Indoor games.
• More collaboration should be there. Children should be engaged by their peer group, parents and siblings using the available resources.
• More responsibility has to be given to parents. Every time we should not blame our teachers.
• Students can do project work.
• CBSE encourages assessment by peers, self-assessment, an observation by parents and assessment by teachers. It is not based on pen-paper right now.
• Swayamprabha channel can be watched by students who have simple mobiles from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.
• We can develop Rubrics in assessment.
• Students can download resources and go through them as per their convenience.
• In various activities multiple intelligence should be targeted. CBSE wants holistic development of children. It is emphasising on Strength Model, not Deficit Model.
• Students should learn with the help of technology.
• Focus should be on learning rather than testing by schools.
• E-pathshala, Diksha and NROER can be used in addition to AAC.
• Calendar is flexible.
• Sole motive is for students to become self-learners.
• The deletion of topics has not impacted the teaching-learning process in virtual classrooms. These topics have been integrated in other subjects very beautifully. Nothing is being missed by this one-time rationalization.
CBSE: Virtual Orientation *Programme on Alternative Academic Calendar. (17 July 2020 )
# Emphasis on students learning through multi disciplinary activities and projects.
# Introduction of key competency testing of students.
# Special programme to be chalked out by schools to meet the needs of special children.
# Address the challenges with positivity and spread positivity.
# Prepare children to face competencies so that they can compete with children from other countries as well.
# Focus not on content but on learning outcomes.
# E pathshala and Diksha where academic books and video content is available.
# Activities to be done by students with teachers guidance and parents help.
# Learning made more joyful through art integration.
# Parents to take the onus of guiding their children to learn.
# Children to be involved in assessment process through self and peer assessment.
# Technology to be used as a tool for learning.
# Parents to facilitate children to learn.
# Digital education guidelines to be linked with alternative academic calendar.
# Assessment rubrics to be scientifically designed.
# Focus on holistic development of the child.*