NCERT releases LOES document for schools, teachers

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The circular states, “The learning outcomes relate to classes I to VIII. It is expected that teachers shall make use of this document prepared by NCERT for providing meaningful and joyful learning experiences to the students.”

Pune: In order to keep tabs on the learning competency of the students and check whether it is in coherence with the class they are in, the National Council of Educational Research (NCERT) has released a document called ‘Learning Outcomes at Elementary Stage’ (LOES) for the schools and teachers.
 
The document includes learning outcomes mentioned distinctly for each class in languages (Hindi, English and Urdu), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Science up to the elementary stage. It insists that any sort of assessment of students made by the schools should be based on learning outcomes.

The circular states, “The learning outcomes relate to classes I to VIII. It is expected that teachers shall make use of this document prepared by NCERT for providing meaningful and joyful learning experiences to the students.”

While NCERT is also developing learning outcomes for higher classes, it has, therefore, asserted that it is essential that these learning outcomes are adopted by all schools from the Academic Session 2019-2020 onwards.

The circular also appeals to the school principals and teachers to go beyond using textbooks as a complete curriculum. It also refrains them from assessing children on the basis of questions given at the unit end exercises.

The circular contains guidelines on how parents can be sensitised by the schools and made aware of the various competencies that their child is expected to achieve at a given level through special meetings.

Training programmes
The circular states that every school should organise three days in the house training programme for every teacher at the school level in accordance with CBSE Affiliation Byelaws, 2018.
 
Similarly, there should be at least two days’ training programmes for the principals and teachers preferably in association with the Centres of Excellence (COE) of the Board, in accordance with Byelaws. 

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