GLIMPSES OF INDIA’S NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY, 2020
Keywords:National education policy, rote-learning
A new NEP usually comes along every few decades. India has had three to date. The first came in 1968 and the second in 1986, which was revised in 1992. The third is the National Education Policy, 2020.
NEP, 2020 underlines the principle of creating an enabling framework that helps in doing away with "rote-learning" and facilitates acculturation of an inquiry-based, project-led ecosystem of education that not only enhances the learning outcomes but also helps in rendering a more rounded and holistic development of individuals.
The national education policy, 2020 is divided in 4 parts and 27 chapters. Part I deals with the school education i.e.Early Childhood Care and Education. The focus is on the foundation of learning, child care, pedagogy and teachers. Part II discusses about higher education and in this part, focus is on quality learning environment, capacity building, teaching, research, infrastructure, sanitation and vocational education. Part III discusses about professional education and focus is on adult education, Indian languages, Arts and culture and digital equity to minimise the digital divide. And part IV deals with implementation.©