The syllabus of Indian schooling and the process of delivering these concepts have been under the critical eye of educators, parents and policymakers alike. With no major change in the system or syllabus and the exponential pace at which the world is transforming, there is a lot for the education system to catch up to. In the past decade, many schools have taken note of this and it has given rise to a new league of schools that aim to give a well-rounded education to our children.
In 2020, recognizing the pitfalls of the current system, the new education policy was rolled out. The motto of this is that “It envisions an India-centric education system that contributes directly to transforming our nation sustainably into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing high-quality education to all.” These new guidelines aim to give a fresh framework to the existing education system and integrate professional, vocational and school education transforming the academia.
The policy stresses on quality education that is abreast with current developments. The current 10+2 system is proposed to be changed to a 4 stage system. The foundation stage is focussed up to 8 years of age and has enlisted higher responsibility among parents for the education as these children can’t focus for long durations at a time and need constant attention. Because of the smaller attention spans, it is encouraged to have activity based learning rather than learning from literature. An independent body will govern education standardization and conduct exams for classes 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12. Children are also given a choice amongst interdisciplinary courses that can help focus them in their area of interest and reduce the academic load on the students. There is special focus on the requirement of proper training and education of teachers as well
to pick only the most passionate of educators to teach the future generation. The overhauling of the entire system is a way to overcome the shortcomings of the current system and equip children with the skills that can help them thrive in the world.