• Academic, social, ethical, and character development
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Conflict resolution and decision making
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Practical life skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Writing and language arts
  • Citizenship and personal fitness

CBSE Initiatives and Transformation in Teaching Learning:

CBSE is an international Indian board taking lot of initiatives for excelling education in India and abroad. In education we
face many challenges after the pandemic in terms of availability of resources, quality of the teaching-learning process, teacher training, and technological competency. With the introduction of NEP 2020 CBSE has further strengthened its performance for equity and excellence in education. NEP is aiming at competency and universalization of education for children to face future challenges. We know that, in the last PISA tie test (The Programme for International Student Assessment -PISA) India represented in CBSE Initiatives and Transformation in Teaching Learning: 2009, came in the last but one position. So, we understand that a transformation (a change) in education in the way we transact curriculum is the need of the hour while India trying to participate again in the 2022 international PISA cycle (Chandigarh will
represent India).
Developing aptitudes and skill sets in children and enabling the competency to apply the knowledge and skill sets in real
life situation will bring education to a different level. For that we need a total change in the pedagogical practices, the curriculum transacted, the assessment system, teacher empowerment, enabling an environment for all changes.
CBSE is intending to bring schools slowly to a level wherein External Assessment and Grading of schools will happen
through implementation of School Quality Assessment and Accreditation system. So, the need of the hour is to improve the competency/ability of the teacher to connect concepts with real life situation is of prime importance
in order to gradually lead the learner to new heights of understanding. This is possible only
through experiential learning to make learning joyful by art integration and sport integration. This is the CBSE road map for the future for which teachers should be trained to adapt to changes. Use appropriate tools for assessing
the learning outcomes for competency in education, is also of prior importance for teachers.
The pattern of questions have been slowly changing by CBSE accordingly to incorporate competency based and case based high order thinking questions to test the knowledge and skill set of the child to connect concepts to
real life situation.
Introduction of the 360 degree assessment system indicates the role of every stake holder in bringing competency in education for a child. The assessment tool is for evaluating the level of excellence which is not criticizing but empowering, a tool for assessment of learning and assessment for learning to make appropriate changes during teaching learning process. This is the reason for introducing key stage assessments introduced in NEP to catch the learner’s empowerment level at class 3, 5 and 8, not for pass or fail, but to assess the aptitude and skill set. A technological platform will be provided to deliver this assessment and appropriate intervention is made possible by parent or teacher at these stages.
Intervention at Class 10 and 12 will not give any scope for further improvement/ empowerment, it gives only the level of learning and child goes out of schooling. Connecting the learner’s aptitudes and skill sets with life and learning for life is the idea behind empowering children for life

Mother India Public School in Kallara, Trivandrum, entered in to the virtual class room streaming- an online learning environment – as soon as lockdown started by end of March 2020, allowing live interaction between the teacher and the learners, participating in learning activities. The students started using variety of online tools to continue learning contents in different formats, as well as to implement effective online and real time collaborative communication for doing their daily individual lessons and activities.

Mother India Public school initiated all the required formalities immediately after the lockdown started and got qualified to get the G Suite registration from the international body of Google Education to connect teachers with parents and students so that teaching and learning are not hindered in any manner.

G Suite for Education is a suite of Google tools and services that are tailored for schools. It is available globally to all responsible educational institutions that qualify. As teachers across the world prepare for online and blended learning, more and more responsible schools are relying on Google Classroom and Google Meet to deliver online lessons and assignments.

What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is an application designed to help students and teachers to effectively connect, communicate, and collaborate so that to develop creativity through critical thinking and managing assignments and stay well organized for continuous learning to happen.

What is Google Meet?
Google Meet is a wonderful video-conferencing application that allows teachers to create live virtual classrooms, host meetings, and share their screens and presentations.

Mother India Public School has combined these two remote learning tools to make a lot of sense in the teaching and learning process of the school. Although they can both be used entirely independently of each other, integrating these two tools stream lines communication and effective teaching & learning to happen, saving lots of time.

Presently, Mother India students from pre-school to class XII are in online streaming classes, strictly following the online connectivity regulations as stipulated in the honorable High court orders. After the classes children uses the recordings of the classes they have attended for further reviewing and reinforcing the concepts.

Moreover, throughout the day children can make use of the learning resources uploaded in the Google Class room in the form of video lessons, e-book, notes, worked out problems, YouTube links, Power point presentations, multiple choice questions, etc for further deeper understanding, application, analysis and evaluation of the concepts they have received from the online teaching process. The platform is also used for creating, distributing, and grading exams, activities, skilled works and assignments. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing study
materials and assessments between teachers and students.

In addition to reinforcing concepts, children are provided with opportunities for experiential learning, art integration, skilled work and hand-on activities as part of improving their affective skills and psychomotor capabilities for making learning joyful with effective, meaningful and measurable learning outcome for developing creativity and competency in education for a purposeful future life.

In the wake of State Government’s decision to reopen schools by first of January for reviewing the portions covered online and to have practical based experiences, webinars were conducted in Mother India Public School, Kallara, to connect Dr. Satheesan M, Medical Officer of Gokulam Medical College, on Friday first of January 2021 at 05:00 pm in the evening, on the topic ‘how to thrive along with Covid 19’ for parents and senior students appearing board exams this year. Followed by the webinars for parents and Students of class X and XII, children were connected to Blended Class Room techniques for reviews and practical based demonstrations following strict Covid 19 pandemic standard Operating Procedures.

For the coming year we are planning for more effective curriculum filled with complete real-time video streaming of concepts with real life explanations and experimentations for each lesson, in all subjects. It will be comprising of chapter wise many work sheets, exercises of different cognitive levels, experimental activities, live test papers after each concept and lesson, including chapter assessment techniques. Children will really enjoy the curriculum as it is fully filled with very interesting pedagogical processes connecting with real life situational videos and explanations, giving opportunity for imagination and creativity in children.

Rot learning, a method of mechanical memorization of content, has been a practice in schools across the country. Rot learning is a system based on content based learning, which is not acceptable now. With the introduction of the visionary National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), the focus is shifting from content based learning by memorization to competency based learning. This change in focus on competency based learning is breaking down the artificial barriers between subjects and higher order thinking skills of applying, analyzing and evaluation of concepts. Here comes the requirement of an effective assessment system that encourages active and real learning in class rooms. Competency based
learning encourages high quality education in real life contexts as it emphasizes and stresses on the predefined competencies of analysis, critical thinking and conceptual clarity at each level of the learning journey of the student. This learning takes the child beyond the confines of text book, linking their learning to real life. So, competency based learning aims to bring total change in teaching, learning and assessment practices. It will enable children to realize their potentials so that they can fully contribute to the country and the world safe, sustainable and peaceful.