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Two-day workshop discusses content devp under NEP 2020


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SHILLONG, May 1: A two-day workshop on ‘Content and Curriculum Development in the Spirit of NEP 2020’ was jointly organised by North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Vidhya Bharati Uchcha Shiksha Sansthan, and Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti, New Delhi, kick started on Wednesday. The workshop began with an inaugural programme at the Mini Golden Jubilee hall, NEHU, emphasising collaborative learning.
With over 100 participants from various colleges and institutes of Meghalaya, the workshop aims to impart knowledge on content and curriculum development aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The inaugural session included the lighting of the lamp, felicitation of guests, and addresses by esteemed figures like Pawan Tiwari, organising secretary, Vidya Bharati Purvottar Kshetra, and Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice Chancellor of NEHU.
The chief guest of the programme, Pawan Tiwari, encouraged the participants to embark on a journey to equip educators to inculcate critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and several other 21st-century skills through the exploration of alternative pedagogies involving learning by doing, teamwork etc., and through the integration of vocational education.
The Chairman of the programme, Prof Shukla, delivered the inaugural remarks, while highlighting the basic aims, and emphasised the significance of National Education Policy 2020. He further mentioned its basic objective focusing mainly on two things — to lessen the number of drop-outs by ensuring proper infrastructure facilities and to provide appropriate training to the teachers. Throughout the technical sessions, speakers like Ch Ibohal Meitei from Manipur University, Budhha Chandrashekhar, Chief Coordinating Officer, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, and Prof Streamlet Dkhar, Head of Department of Khasi, NEHU, delved into various aspects of curriculum development, learning outcomes, technology integration, and the importance of language preservation, echoing the ethos of NEP 2020.


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