Education policy places a strong focus on the development of each person’s creative potential. It is founded on the notion that education must develop not just cognitive capacities – such as literacy and numeracy – but also social, ethical, and emotional capacities and dispositions.
The current 10+2 framework in school education will be replaced with a new pedagogical and curricular restructure of 5+3+3+4 spanning ages 3-18, according to this policy.
Over 85% of a child’s total brain development happens before the age of six, emphasizing the crucial need for proper brain care and stimulation in the early years for healthy brain development and growth. Currently, millions of young children, particularly those from low-income families, do not have access to high-quality EARLY CHILDHOOD, CARE, AND EDUCATION (ECCE). Good ECCE investment has the potential to provide such access to all young children, allowing them to engage and thrive in the educational system for the rest of their life. As a result, universal access to high-quality early childhood development, care, and education must be realized as soon as feasible.
Focus on holistic development
The NEP pushes students to move away from rote learning and toward in-depth comprehension. The curriculum will be focused and confined to the fundamental principles of education, allowing for the development of critical thinking skills, dialogues, and analyses. Interactive, exploratory, collaborative, and experiential learning will be a part of the teaching process.
Students will have a break from the strict division of instruction into the arts, humanities, commerce, and sciences. Students would be able to study at their own pace and explore life possibilities as a result of their choices if they had the freedom to pick topics from several streams.
A well-educated and highly literate generation may appropriately assume social, political, and economic duties while acquiring a broad understanding of global challenges. By making education more comprehensive and fulfilling, the NEP can transform adolescents.
Over the next decade, India will have the world’s largest population of young people, and our ability to offer them high-quality educational opportunities will define our country’s destiny.
Starting a revolution in entrepreneurship
India is a youthful country that annually generates around 350 lakh graduates. These graduates, on the other hand, have a less than 50% employability rate. The NEP aims to close this gap and create more high-quality graduates. Furthermore, the NEP’s curriculum structure emphasizes lifelong learning and the development of an entrepreneurial attitude, which can assist produce market job prospects.