August 13, 2016 2:48:43 pm
Haryana government Friday said that a new initiative for improving both teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics will be implemented across educationally backward blocks of the state.
The programme is part of the government’s state-wide Quality Improvement Programme (QIP), and in the first phase, would cover 10 ‘Aarohi Model Schools’.
“Haryana has introduced technology-led curriculum in Science and Mathematics for Grade-9 students in collaboration with the American India Foundation Trust (AIFT),” said Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, P K Das here.
“AIFT, in collaboration with Avanti Learning Centres would work with school teachers to deploy standardized classroom learning materials and teaching practices in Mathematics and Science,” he added.
Das said the objective of this programme was to ensure that students in the Aarohi schools are benefited from “the world’s best teaching methods”.
“The government also aims to build a core of well-trained teachers who can take this initiative forward and make it scale-up sustainable,” he said.
Das said the course is designed in a unique way, which enables teachers to focus on improving student’s concepts by using computer-enabled content and advanced pedagogical techniques.
“The specially designed content encourages greater participation of both students and teachers,” he said. “The programme is funded by the donors of AIFT and places no additional financial burden on the state government,” he added.
In July, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma has said that moral education will be included in the curriculum for the students of Class VI to 12 and the subject will be launched.
“All religion focuses on character building, extracts from religious texts like Bhagavad Gita, Quran, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib have been incorporated in the curriculum of the subject,” he had said.
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