5 Key Stages of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2022
Posted by LEAD on January 31st, 2023
The Union Education Ministry recently launched the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for the foundational phase of education for kids in the 3 to 8 age group.
The National Curriculum Framework is a vital step in implementing the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020). NCF is an important policy document that will bring the soul of NEP alive and lead the education system towards transforming the future of India.
What is the National Curriculum Framework?
NCF serves as a guideline for designing the books and the syllabus and informs teaching practices in the country. In addition, it plans a national study program. NCF includes topic expectations and preparation at every stage with the core subjects.
This curriculum makes the environment conducive to the best learning, where the kids are encouraged to participate in different activities. It also enhances the framework to provide excellent knowledge and experiences beyond books.
NCF promotes the student’s balanced and harmonious development. The framework also reflects the richness and diversity of India’s values, ideals and culture. There are a total of four NCFs proposed by the New Education Policy 2020. Have a look!
What is National Education Policy 2020?
The NCF 2022 is one of the main components of National Education Policy 2020 that energises and enables this transformation, informed by the principles, approach and aims of NEP 2020.
What Are the Five Stages of National Curriculum Framework (NCF)?
NCF focuses on the five components of English: Whole Words, Writing and Speaking Expression, Reading and Listening Comprehension, Phonics and Grammar. This curriculum is also introduced in a new educational path, such as standards-based or outcome-based education reform design.
NCF improves the flexibility of taking examinations and integrating students with class school life. In addition, the framework enhances an overriding individuality informed by concerns within the democratic polity of the country.
The entire National Curriculum Framework is centred on the development of these five sheaths:
National Curriculum Framework promotes a wholesome development of the child encompassing the emotional, physical, and educational aspects. Below are the key takeaways from this curriculum-
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