The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has formed a 35-member committee to develop syllabi and teaching-learning material for history, geography, political science, sociology, and psychology for classes 6 to 12. The committee, chaired by Michel Danino, a visiting professor at IIT-Gandhinagar, will work in conjunction with the National Syllabus and Teaching Learning Material Committee (NSTC), which was formed in July to finalize the curriculum, textbooks, and learning material for these classes.
The committee will be responsible for ensuring that the syllabi and teaching-learning material are consistent with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. They will also ensure that the material is age-appropriate, interdisciplinary, and inclusive.
Committee’s Role in Ensuring Continuity and Integration
The committee will also coordinate with the Preparatory Stage CAG and other CAGs to ensure continuity with Grades 3-5, interdisciplinarity among subjects, and the integration of cross-cutting themes in Social Science. In addition, the committee will work with the CAG for Economics to ensure that the social science and economics syllabi are integrated.
The committee is expected to submit its report to NCERT within six months. The new syllabi and teaching-learning material are expected to be implemented in schools across India by the academic year 2024-25.
NCERT is focusing on creative teaching methods, better learning materials, Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), and social sciences. Their goal is to go beyond regular textbooks and create a curriculum that gives students a dynamic and linked-up learning experience. It’s a commitment to making education interesting and relevant for students all over the country.