Classes VII, IX SSC students to see textbook change, more conceptual learning

The state government has been introducing changes in textbooks in a phased manner.

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Published:October 25, 2016 9:16 am
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Classes VII and IX students following the state board (SSC) will see new textbooks, advanced teaching methodologies and conceptual learning from the upcoming academic year. The state government has been introducing changes in textbooks in a phased manner. After changes in Class VI syllabus this year, now the new syllabus of Class VII is expected to be effective from the 2017-18 academic year. Nand Kumar, principal secretary, school education department, Maharashtra said that the changes are will be brought in with the help of elected members of the academic board.

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“I wouldn’t call it as a syllabus change but yes the textbooks are changing. The syllabus will be the same but the manner of teaching will change. We are moving away from rote learning to conceptual learning and overall, our textbooks should also reflect the same. Hence it will be based on practical, experiential learning,” he said.

Once the process of textbook production is finalised, a plan will be prepared for teachers of all schools, teaching in classes VII and IX students, to be called for a training workshop through virtual classrooms before the new session begins.

“For two consecutive years, we have been able to conduct virtual training successfully. It helps in saving time of the teachers and also virtual classrooms cut down organising travel too. The idea of changing the textbooks is solely to ensure that students gain conceptual knowledge of the subjects, which will help them advance to the next level,” he said.

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    Sachin Jamdade
    Jul 6, 2017 at 8:37 am
    Changed syllabus will be harm intellect students, very poor quality contents. The state is providing biased curricula. No vision, no concepts and no virtual learning at all.
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    sujal
    Jun 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm
    when are new books arriving i am from smp english medium school akluj we are waiting for our new books our school has started
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    prathamesh shukla
    Jun 10, 2017 at 7:00 am
    When will the books arrive
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    upendra yadav
    Jun 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    Plz can I see the new book images I am form all saint high school i want to see image of our book
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    shaikh madeena
    May 5, 2017 at 1:16 pm
    VII& IX new M.S.b. syllabus
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    Vikrant
    Apr 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm
    I would like to see that this puts an end to coaching cl es culture. Parents create a row and noise when school and colleges increase fees and are prepared to pay any huge amount up to lakhs in Coaching Cl es,Responsible for all malpracticing.
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