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Workshop talks educational practices under NEP 2020

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SHILLONG, May 3: In a bid to align educational practices with the vision outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, a two-day workshop was held at the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong.
According to a statement here, the workshop, which concluded on Thursday, was titled ‘Workshop on Content and Curriculum Development in the Spirit of NEP 2020’.
The workshop brought together experts, educators and stakeholders to deliberate on crucial aspects of curriculum design and implementation of the NEP 2020.
During the programme, IGNOU Pro Vice-Chancellor Kiran Hazarika emphasised the significance of preserving Northeastern languages as part of cultural identity.
He, in his lecture entitled ‘Inner Connection and Development of NE Region Languages and Linguistics’, advocated a three-language education system, highlighting its potential benefits for students’ future careers.
Hazarika also emphasised the importance of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and highlighted how successful policy implementation could significantly reduce dropout rates across the country.
On the other hand, Prof. Devesh Walia, Dean of the School of Human and Environmental Sciences at NEHU, underscored the importance of vocational education.
While talking about the ‘Innovations in Teaching & Pedagogy and Stakeholders’ Engagement in NEP 2020’, he urged educators to recognise and nurture the unique capabilities of each student.
The use of local languages during the preparatory stage was also emphasised as crucial for holistic child development.
On the occasion, certificates were also distributed among the participants of the workshop.

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