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CBSE to ‘rationalise’ syllabus for classes 9-12

The calendar claims NCERT includes not generic guidelines, subject-specific activities, as well as detailed material on the use of different technological and social media tools to reduce stress and anxiety.

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CBSE Class 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Syllabus 2020-21: As classes were suspended for over months due to lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, CBSE is likely to ‘rationalise’ the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21. The NCERT has come up with a revised activities calendar for classes 1-8, which was launched by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The CBSE, which uses the NCERT books, is “assessing the situation” and to make up for the loss of time, it will “rationalise syllabus for classes 9-12,” as per the NCERT. The rationalisation is likely to reduce the syllabus.

The alternative academic calendar for classes 1 to 12 is to enable students to learn quality and standardised curriculum from home across the states. In the initial state, the calendar is prepared for four weeks and can be extended further, depending upon the situation. Since all the schools have been shut due to the nationwide lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, teachers have been teaching students through online classes. Now, a framework would ensure standardised studies.

NCERT in an official statement said that since not every teacher and student have access to virtual classroom facilities, “activities are designed and presented in such a way that many activities can be conducted by the parents and students on their own after talking to teachers over (the) phone

The calendar claims NCERT includes not generic guidelines, subject-specific activities, as well as detailed material on the use of different technological and social media tools to reduce stress and anxiety. Activities related to art education and health and physical education and learning resources along with textbooks are also included in the same.

The calendar contains a week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging educational activities, with reference to theme/ chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. Most importantly, it maps the themes with the learning outcomes. The purpose of mapping of themes with learning outcomes is to facilitate teachers/parents to assess the progress in the learning of children and also to go beyond textbooks.

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