New National Education Policyemphasizes on continuous professional development (CPD) for improvement of skills of teachers – Education Minister

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National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 provides different timelines as well as principles and methodology for its implementation.  Implementation is to be guided by the following principles:-

 

NEP mentions various timelines for important themes and activities. For training of teachers, NEP emphasizes on continuous professional development (CPD) for improvement of skills of teachers and learning the latest innovations and advances in their professions through multiple modes, including in the form of local, regional, state, national, and international workshops as well as online teacher development modules. Each teacher is expected to participate in at least 50 hours of CPD opportunities every year for their own professional development, driven by their own interest, covering the latest pedagogies regarding foundational literacy and numeracy, formative and adaptive assessment of learning outcomes, competency-based learning, and related pedagogies, such as experiential learning, arts-integrated, sports-integrated, and storytelling-based approaches, etc.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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