School curriculum revision: According to an official release, the Ministry of Education has started an online public survey to broaden the scope of consultations linked to the ongoing revision of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), on which new school textbooks will be developed.
The ministry announced on Sunday that anyone wishing to offer their opinions on the reform of the NCF may do so via the website ncfsurvey.ncert.gov.in.
This online survey is being conducted in 23 languages, including the languages listed in the VIIIth Schedule of our Constitution. “All stakeholders, including teachers, headmasters/principals, school leaders, educationists, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public representatives, artists, artisans, farmers, and anybody who has an interest in school education and teacher education are invited to participate,” it said in a statement.
Participants in the survey must respond to 10 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on topics ranging from “the best approaches to make learning in classrooms more fun” to “the key difficulties with curriculum content in textbooks that a new curriculum framework must address.”
Participants may also contribute a brief essay as part of the survey on how to “make school education more relevant, effective, and meaningful for learners.” At least 17 out of the 25 expert groups assembled for the NCF revision, members have RSS links as of the time of the announcement.