Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Principals, teachers sensitized on CBE

Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) in collaboration with Dream a Dream organized a two-day online workshop on “Competency-Based Education” for the principals and teachers on September 8 and 9. Over 500 teachers participated in the interactive workshop, DIPR report stated.
The focus of the workshop was on competency-based assessment, which was an important component of National Education Policy 2020.
The workshop provided an overview of Competency-Based Education highlighting core principles of CBE, key elements in curriculum design and teacher learning process, and hands-on experience with core assessments education policy, 2020. The resource persons from Dream a Dream shared the framework for developing a Competency- Based curriculum and how to provide hands on experience on various assessments in CBE.
Speakers for the sessions were: Bhavani Arumugam and Puneet Balamurugan from the design and development team of Dream a Dream, and Dr Swetha Bhushan, Dr Joseph Thomas and Dr Sreehari Ravindranath from the Research and impact team at Dream a Dream.
The session was moderated by Sharique Mashhadi, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Dream a Dream.
The speakers emphasized how competency-based learning will foster a culture of equity and inclusivity in the classroom and how to re-imagine education beyond academic performance and relook at the curriculum for enabling children to prepare for life.
In her address, chairman NBSE, Asano Sekhose said that, “Surely the message is clear that we need to embrace change and we are on the way”.
Teachers and principals from various schools in Nagaland shared their practical challenges and invited suggestions for implementing CBE.
Secretary NBSE, Rangumbuing Nsarangbe in his concluding remark said that as envisaged in NEP 2020, a time has come to shift from traditional teaching practices to CBE.