Holistic Development of the Learners through an ‘ECCE' in Nep 2020


Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10169484

The key concept of Curriculum and pedagogy reforms across all stages will be to move the education system towards real understanding and away from the culture of rote learning.The aim of education will not only the cognitive development, but also building character and creating holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with the century skills. The Early Childhood Care and Education(ECCE) program, as emphasized in the national education policy in NEP 2020, holds tremendous potential for yielding significant developmental benefits in India. The first six years are very crucial in human’s life as the rate of brain development is more rapid than at every other stages of development. Anganwadi workers play a vital role in caring for and educating children in the pre-primary 1 and pre-primary 2 classes.Out of 17 sustainable development goals framed by UNO in September 2015, SDG4emphasizes that quality education has been imparted globally. SDG4 is “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. ECCE program not only facilitates increased enrollment rates but also reduces an early dropouts, laying a solid foundation for children to acquire essential skills in foundational literacy and numeracy. The Innovative Practices of pedagogy in ECCE by adapting joyful, play based, activity based methodology and giving hands on experience to children at foundational stage. Holistic development is defined as to attain optimal outcomes in the domains of physical and motor development, cognitive development, socio- emotional- ethical development, cultural /aesthetic development and the development of communication and early language, literacy and numeracy. Assessment is a vital component of the classroom teaching- learning process. Assessment for children aged 3-6 years involve systematic practices followed by teachers or any other relevant stakeholders. New trends like PARAKH, NAS, SAS are being implemented.

Keywords : Holistic development, ECCE, SDG, PARAKH.


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