Decoding the NEP for Parents 2.0.4

10.01.22 12:08 PM

Decoding the NEP for Parents 2.0.4

Dear NCFE Community

What is our purpose of Education?


The above infographic reveals the perspectives of education since time immemorial.

The above thoughts and The NEP 2020, which  was released by the Union Cabinet on 29th July 2020, clearly indicate the following aspects as the purpose of education:

To be agile for human experiences through the mastery of skills, knowledge, values and concepts.

The Vision  and Mission of NCFE are clearly aligned to this purpose of education.

In the light of the above context and our intention of Decoding the NEP 2020 for our parents, our area of focus for this month is – ‘Build on Future Ready Skills and Employability.’

Education has seen a dramatic change and NCFE is a pioneer in forward thinking.

As we stepped into our 15th year, on 06th March, 2021, we presented to you our Future Ready Educational Concept.

Through this newsletter we will gain an insight into these areas and help parents understand the focus of education.


How would you define quality education that a school provides?

Schools are numerous and each school is well defined with their purpose however, what you as parents need to do is analyse if your child is being educated to be ‘future fit’. 


Components of Future Fit education:

1. Student- Led Learning

Is the student a partner in education or is didactic learning that is practiced?

At NCFE, we believe in student- led learning that encourages students to –

  • choose areas of study
  • choice of assessments
  • take on the teacher’s role to an extent as in flipped classrooms
  • engage in designing assessments
2. Digital Literacy and Responsibility
At NCFE, we believe in nurturing our students to be digital literate which means building skills to learn and live in a world, in which communication and access to information is dependent on the internet, web-based platforms, social media and mobile devices.

We instill the sense of digital responsibility in terms of:
  • Integrity
  • Use digital space safely with responsibility
  • Ethical use of digital spaces
  • Teacher and Student training
  • Digital Citizenship

3.  Collaborative Classrooms
91% Early experiments in hybrid or “blended” classroom designs in the United States’. Intrinsic Schools have yielded test results in reading in math that outpace 91% of their conventionally designed counterparts.
Education Next (2018)

According to the National Careers Service, employers are looking for – and  lacking – candidates with soft skills. Through collaborative learning, skills such as decision making, flexibility and problem-solving come to the fore. These skills are best developed in school, and the earlier the better.
https://resourced.prometheanworld.com/collaborative-learning-students/

At NCFE, Collaborative learning involves working as a group to solve a problem or understand an idea.
We believe in setting the stage for Collaborative classrooms as a tool to build the following:
  • Increased Confidence
  • Acceptance of Diversity
  • Improved Performance
  • Well- rounded Citizens
  • Improved Social- Emotional Health
  • Increased Problem- Solving Skills
  • Practice of Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills


How do we engage our classrooms to be collaborative?

  • Group Projects
  • Peer Learning
  • Discussions
  • Debates
  • Role Play
  • Problem Solving
  • Case Studies

4. Innovative Pedagogy

With the changes galore in education, teachers are seen as agents of change. At NCFE, the Vijay Kiran Learning Centre helps in working on Continuous Professional Development for teachers.


Teachers are keen to learn new ways of student engagement and we ensure to keep them abreast with strategies of teaching- learning using technology.


5. Community Engagement

NCFE believes in a partnership with parents, the community, the teachers, and students. Education is not a silo compartment, and we extend services to orchestrate the above components of a child’s life.

 

Our ‘NCFE Connect’ programme helps us to reach individual children and solve problems collaboratively with the parent.

 

CSR activities help keep our students focused on the less privileged.


6. Life- Skills and Employability Preparation

Developing life- skills and work force preparation is the key foundation of education.

The Early Child Care Education at NCFE builds life skills from the foundational stage that include:

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Resilience 


Holistic Development, Personality Enrichment Programmes and Sports Activities besides academics subtly imbibe life- skills at all levels of education at our school.


As an outcome of our Future Fit Educational framework, Learners will develop essential skills, knowledge and value to fit into any space that is required in the future. We believe this is quality education and ensure to implement, monitor and review our framework according to the needs of our students and changing expectations of the world outside school.

Serving you,

Ms. Sunalini Benjamin
Chief Operating Officer
VKGI- NCFE