“Quality Education” is the fourth goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. India’s National Education Policy 2020 states various reforms that work towards ensuring the highest quality of education with a focus on uplifting the disadvantaged and marginalized communities. The changes in the policy will affect the structure, pedagogy, and curriculum, which will further impact the learning outcomes of the children to meet the needs of 21st century India through research, quality, and innovation.
Five Major Reforms of India’s National Education Policy 2020
- One of the major reforms is the restructuring of the pedagogical structure and curriculum by adopting the 5+3+3+4 model.
- Mother tongue being used as the medium of instruction till Class 5
- The provision of special support for children with disabilities to pursue their education
- The reforms also include focusing on experiential learning through the integration of arts and sports.
- India’s National Education Policy 2020 focuses on the development of 21st-century skills.
The 21st century skills include enabling creativity, stimulating intellectual curiosity and encouraging deep thinking in the students. This requires investment in providing quality higher education to the students. The new education policy would integrate humanities and arts with STEM. Consequently, helping students to enable innovation, critical thinking and well-rounded thinking capacity. The policy would also allow collaboration with the top 100 foreign universities that could set up their campuses in India.
“NEP 2020 will ensure the holistic development of learners. We have to advance our students with 21st-century skills. These 21st Century skills will be: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Curiosity, Communication. The new NEP is a means of fulfilling New India, New Expectations, New Requirements. ” the Prime Minister said.National Education Policy 2020
Here at Brainwiz, we understand the difficulties and problems that institutions, students, and parents would face in adjusting to the new policy. Thus, we have resolved to work very hard in our effort to enable a smooth and successful transfer of students and institutions from the traditional setup of education to the New Education Policy. For this, Brainwiz has come up with projects like Brainwiz Online where the major focus stays on integrating the skills of the 21st century such as critical thinking and problem solving, right into the curriculum of the students. We also work towards training and supporting the teachers and educational institutions in becoming fully equipped to make an entire generation of our youth, Future Ready!