Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday held the second joint review meeting with committees preparing the scheme and framework for the formation of the Delhi Education Board and a new curriculum, officials said.
In the annual budget for 2020-21, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dispensation had announced its plans for curriculum reform and creating a New Board of Education for Delhi.
“We need to strictly stick to the timelines, so that we can launch the new curriculum for children up to 14 years by the next academic year. We need to introduce a framework based on attitude-skill-readiness for the next learning stage,” Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, said.
“However, if we focus only on the readiness part, leaving the attitude and skill behind, the purpose of education will be half-served,” he was quoted as saying in an official statement.
Learning skills in schools becomes extremely important for preparing students to live their lives happily and responsibly, the deputy chief minister said.
“We need to determine what 6, 8, 11 and 14 year old children should have in terms of attitude and skills and readiness for the next stage. At every stage, there should be a minimum set of learning outcomes, which our education system should aim for,” said Sisodia.
The committees should recommend the process of continuous assessment internally in schools and “set up a framework to end third party assessment of attainment of learning outcomes capturing skills and attitude”, he said.
Delhi has a fair amount of digital penetration and this should be used for continuous learning assessment of students using technology, Sisodia said.