NCF Draft: National Curriculum Framework i.e. NCF is in discussion with many announcements made by CBSE a few days ago in the course, syllabus from 9th to 12th. what is it after all NCF, What is its working method? What is its relation with NEP-2020? Do both complement each other? In this copy, an attempt is made to solve these questions.
NCF is also known as New National Curriculum Framework in Hindi. Under this, many changes are being made in the school syllabus. The recommendations made regarding the pattern and subjects of examination from class 9 to 12 are of this, some effect of which has come to the fore and some will be seen in the coming days.
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NCF was prepared by a team of 12 members.
NCF and NEP-2020 i.e. New National Education Policy are closely related. The changes that have been recommended have been done by a team of experts after a lot of thought. The central government has appointed former ISRO chairman K.K. A committee of 12 members was formed under the chairmanship of Kasturirangan. This committee has given many suggestions regarding NCF, which will be implemented from this academic session.
The National Curriculum Framework i.e. NCF was started by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in October 2022. Its purpose was to decide the course of elementary education etc. The basic responsibility of NCF is that it should decide from syllabus to academic session, examination and curriculum etc. within the purview of the National Education Policy.
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NEP is the fourth education policy of the country.
The country is currently following the Fourth National Curriculum Framework, which was prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in 2005. Now NCF is doing its work under the new education policy 2020. This is the fourth education policy of the country. The draft of the first National Education Policy was prepared in 1968. The second education policy came in 1972. The third education policy was implemented in 1986, which was revised in 1992. The fourth education policy came in the year 2020 which is known as New Education Policy-2020. Broadly there are four aspects of NCF.
- Preparation of National Curriculum Framework for School Education
- Curriculum design for early childhood care and education
- Fixing national level syllabus for teachers’ training etc.
- Formulation of National Curriculum for Adult Education
Five parts of NCF have been fixed physical development, emotional and mental development, development of life energy, and intellectual development and spiritual development.
What will be the major changes in NEP?
Many changes are proposed under the new National Education Policy 2020. Prominent among these is the 5+3+3+4 curriculum structure, which brings together early childhood care and education for all children in the age group of 3 to 8 years. It is believed that early childhood is such a stage, which is the most important foundation for life and learning, but this development in the child should take place in a natural environment without any pressure.
The new education policy advocates strict implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which aims to provide elementary education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years and enforces education as a fundamental right. Under this, there is also a provision of 25 percent reservation for the deprived sections of the society.
School pattern will change under NCF
You can say that NCF only works to decide the format of education, the content and design of textbooks. NCF is a major part of NEP 2020. It is ultimately responsible for schooling. NCF itself has prepared the draft of the changes that are being discussed in the media now. Chances are it will get approved.
After this, the 10th and 12th board exams will be held twice a year. Students will be able to choose any subject from arts and humanities along with science from class 9. Till now students had to study five subjects in 9th, 10th, their number will be eight in the new system.