Guidelines for parental involvement in home-based learning have been issued by the Ministry of Education.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (Photo Credits Twitter)
The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, issued guidelines for parental involvement in home-based learning after school closures. This will help the students in home-based teaching to the students. The ministry has issued these guidelines at a time when schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and education is being imparted through online medium.
According to the education ministry statement, the guidelines for home based learning emphasize the need to create a safe and engaging environment and a positive learning environment for parents. In this, keeping realistic expectations from the child, taking care of their health, along with emphasis on food and a pleasant environment. These guidelines are not only for parents, but also for caregivers, other family members, grandparents, community members, older siblings who are involved in promoting the well-being of children. Huh.
Education Minister tweeted
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in his tweet said, “These guidelines have been issued considering the role of parents for the development and learning of children in this time of pandemic. Huh.” The aim is to help ensure their participation and support children during school closures, regardless of their (parents’) literacy levels, he said. as well as providing information on ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘how’ questions. He also said that home is the first school and parents are the first teachers.
‘Guidelines for parent participation in home-based learning during school closure & beyond’ drafted for parents & caregivers to provide information on the ‘Why’, ‘What’ & ‘How-to’ of participation in supporting children during school closure, irrespective of literacy levels.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/CnHaPJsdAB
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 19, 2021
Work will be done under the new national education policy
According to the statement of the ministry, these guidelines provide a number of simple suggestions for parents and others regarding the convenience of teaching at home of children. These suggestive activities are in line with the various stages of school education under the National Policy on Education (NEP) 2020. This age-appropriate art activities are classified on the basis of 5+3+3+4 system, i.e. basic stage (age 3-8 years), primary stage (age 8-10 years), secondary stage (age 11- 14 years) and secondary stage: from adolescence to adulthood (ages 14-18).
These activities are simple and suggestible, which can be adapted and adapted to local needs and contexts. According to the ministry statement, these guidelines encourage the role of art as a therapy for children under stress or trauma. At the same time, these guidelines lay emphasis on monitoring and addressing the learning deficiencies of children and improving their learning. It said that co-operation of parents with teachers in documentation is important for both teachers and parents.
Guidelines to help students
The ministry says that these guidelines suggest initiatives for schools to assist students with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions and planning at home, and to incorporate them into school decisions. Resources such as sending newsletters, e-mails, mementos, etc. can be provided to parents. It provides resources for children with special needs that their parents can access. They can approach the teachers for guidance in this regard.
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