NewsLink | ICT Curriculum for Schools
More moves introduced in education to bring in ICT to the fore. Today’s Hindustan Times – Mumbai, edition carries this news item (Page 4) about the launch of the new ICT curriculum to be used in schools. While we haven’t analysed the curriculum in detail, we suspect that the focus of this curriculum is sharp on ICT as a subject, rather than ICT is a tool, especially as it would apply to teacher.s We’ll take some time to look at this document soon and post our views on the proposed curriculum.
Also, while the launch is commendable, we’d also like to see what steps are being taken to improve the quality and accessibility to the ICT infrastructure which will be a primary driver for the success of this curriculum.
The curriculum, according to the news report does have a focus on CCE-like component, e-portfolios and certification for teachers.
In line with the national policy to create tech savvy students and teachers, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has developed a curriculum framework for a course in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that will be adopted by all Indian secondary education boards.
The curriculum has been drafted for two special courses on ICT education, one for students and the other for teachers.
As a teacher or a school administrator, what would you like to see in this curriculum? Let us know your views in the comments below, so that we could use them as inputs when we post our thoughts on the curriculum.