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Focus needs to be on activity-based skill formation of students: CBSE skill education director

The flexibility in the system should be adopted by the school curriculum and the focus needs to be on activity-based skill formation of students, said CBSE's Skill Education Director Biswajit Saha.

By: PTI | Published: November 26, 2019 2:11:37 pm
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Young students can shape up their career orientation only when they are not loaded with content-based curriculum, CBSE’s Skill Education Director Biswajit Saha said on Tuesday.

“Young students can shape up their career orientation only when they are not loaded with a content-based curriculum. The flexibility in the system should be adopted by the school curriculum and the focus needs to be on activity-based skill formation of students,” he said at an education summit organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

As part of new-age skill education, CBSE has planned to offer Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an optional sixth subject for class 11 students from academic session 2109-20 onwards. Further, an AI ‘inspire module’ of 12 hours will be introduced for class 8 students. Apart from artificial intelligence, subjects such as yoga, early childhood education will also be introduced as electives. A total of 42 electives are introduced by the board.

The board had also introduced various ‘skill subjects’ which are applicable from class 8 onwards. These subjects include automotive, introduction to financial marketing, media et al. According to CBSE, 6.5 lakh students have opted for these subjects across 6,543 schools.

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