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Delhi education dept has a plan to bridge learning gap in students

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PTI
Posted on 22 Mar 2022
14:54 PM
The plan will include two hours class daily at Delhi government schools for the “Happiness Curriculum”.

The plan will include two hours class daily at Delhi government schools for the “Happiness Curriculum”. Source: Pixabay

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Teachers will be specially trained to address learning-related issues of children in the new session and implement the two-phase plan in schools
The new academic session in Delhi government schools will be starting from April 1 and it would be the first time that students will be attending the new session physically

Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE) has chalked out a two-phase plan to bridge competency gaps due to COVID-19 in students of Classes III to IX from the beginning of the new session next month.

The new academic session in Delhi government schools will be starting from April 1 and it would be the first time that students will be attending the new session physically after a series of Coronavirus lockdowns in the past two years, the DoE said in a statement.

Director of education Himanshu Gupta conducted a meeting with all deputy directors of education (DDEs) and heads of schools (HoSs) of Delhi government schools and directed them to exclusively focus on emotional well-being and foundational skills in the first quarter of session 2022-23 for students of classes III-IX.

The DoE has prepared a two-phase action plan to bridge the competency gap among the students, according to the statement.

Explaining the rationale of the approach, Gupta said the class-wise syllabus would be reduced to give opportunity to every child to not just rebuild their foundational competencies but also build conceptual clarity before taking up subject-wise topics.

Teachers will be specially trained to address learning-related issues of children in the new session and implement the two-phase plan in schools. A weekly review will be conducted by the director of education to assess the implementation of the plan, the statement said.

The plan will include two hours class daily at Delhi government schools for the “Happiness Curriculum” and numeracy and basic reading classes under Mission Buniyaad in the new session.

A Mega PTM will be organised in the first week of April to apprise the parents about Mission Buniyaad and to ensure regular attendance of children.

In the meeting, Gupta, principal advisor to director of education, Shailendra Sharma and additional director (School) Rita Sharma discussed the detailed action plan with HoSs and teachers.

Sharma highlighted the need for teaching students according to the level where they are presently at, rather than imposing the syllabus. The focus in schools would be on basic reading, writing and numeracy skills under Mission Buniyaad, so that a strong foundation is laid for the students.

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Last updated on 22 Mar 2022
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