CBSE Launches Sahodaya Schools Conference, Launches Skills Modules and Practice Books for Students

The CBSE Sahodaya School Conference kicked off today with the theme Education 4.0 – Reinventing Education 2030 and Beyond. The two-day conference will cover various themes such as community school partnership, school versus education, technology for education, artificial intelligence in education, building learning communities, leadership, creative learning and teacher capacity building.

Principals of more than 800 CBSE-affiliated schools in the country and abroad, academics and senior board officials attend the conference held in Vadodara. A number of skills modules for students in grades 6-8 were introduced on travel and tourism, marketing, media, beauty and wellness, design thinking and innovation. New modules for grades 11-12 in Library and Information Science, Cost Accounting, Early Childhood Care and Education have also been launched.

Science and math practice books have been developed for students in grades 9 and 10 in math and science subjects to strengthen students’ skills and competencies and help them apply the concepts learned in real-life situations and to draw conclusions, the board said.

The CBSE has developed a School Quality Assessment and Assurance (SQAA) framework based on 7 domains covering all aspects of school functioning and can be useful as a tool to achieve individual and institutional excellence. This has been prepared in line with NEP 2020 recommendations, says CBSE.

The board has also developed skill-based practice questions aligned with the NCERT curriculum in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies for grade 10 students to test conceptual understanding and application. .

SAFAL assessment frameworks for grades 3, 5 and 8 have also been launched in language (English/Hindi), mathematics and EVS or science subjects. These include domains, strands, competencies and define learning outcomes at different proficiency levels.

In addition, a Positive Parenting Handbook has also been launched which contains post-COVID challenges and includes topics such as children’s mental and emotional well-being, tween parenting, gender equality and protection from child abuse, children with special needs, e-learning for parents and more, the council added.

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