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National Seminar on “National Curriculum Framework for School Education-2023 organized at Govt. College of Education, Sector 20-D, Chandigarh

Chandigarh : A two day National Seminar on “National Curriculum Framework For School Education-2023: A Paradigm Shift towards Excellence in School Education” was inaugurated at Govt. College of Education on 15th March 2024 sponsored by Indian Council Of Social Science Research north-western regional centre: Panjab University, Chandigarh. The program started with Saraswati vandana and lamp lightening ceremony. Principal Dr. Sapna Nanda introduced the theme of the seminar with an emphasis on equitable and accessible education for all enhancing life skills and welcomed the Chief Guest- Prof Sanjay Kaushik DCDC, P.U. & Honorary Director, ICSSR, North-Western Regional Centre, P.U., Chandigarh, and delegates from various institutions from all over the country.

Convener of the program Dr. Anurag Sankhian shared the importance and significance of the seminar focused on NEP 2020 and its implementation. He added that the aim of the seminar is to facilitate all the stakeholders to present their innovative ideas for successful implementation of NEP 2020 and NCFSE 2023 in particular. He also shared the layout and the sub-themes of the two day national seminar with the attendees.

Prof. Sanjay Kaushik in his inaugural address discussed about the focus of NCF on holistic development of the child to produce complete man in terms of academic, mental, emotional and social development of the child. He also highlighted that teacher education plays a vital role in its realization of goals of NEP2020 at ground level. Formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dean of the college Dr. A.K. Srivastava.

Various key issues related to National Curriculum Framework were reflected upon in the technical sessions of this seminar. In the first technical session, Prof. Sunil Dutt, formerly with Department of Education & Educational Management, NITTER, Chandigarh chaired the session. He addressed the delegates on the themes of NCFSE-2023-Aims and Curricular Areas of School Education, Key Competencies and Learning Outcomes, The 5+3+3+4 Scheme and corresponding Curricular Concerns. Second technical session was chaired by Resource Person- Mrs. Gulshan Sharma, Principal, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. In her address on the theme- Learning in the Foundational Stage, Five-Fold  Development (Panchkosh Vikas) through School Education, Learning Standards, Selection of Content, Methods of Teaching and Assessments (Pariksha pe Charcha).

The college also signed an MOU with GRIID, sector 31, Chandigarh during the afternoon technical sessions of the program. Two more technical sessions will be held tomorrow on the sub-themes of Vocational, Value-related and Attitudinal  (Dispositions- related)-focus in NCFSE-2023 aligned to NEP-2020, Skill Development in School Education as per NCFSE-2023 Pedagogical challenges across the stages in School Education and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,  Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in School Education; Teacher Education in tune with NCFSE-2023; Enabling the Active Involvement of Parents, Family and Community in Education. Prof. will be the chief guest for the valedictory session tomorrow.

Delegates across the country participated enthusiastically in the inaugural of the seminar and presented papers on the concept of NCFSE-2023. It was followed by interactive and stimulating discussions.

Formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Sheojee Singh convener of the program to the Chief Guest, Resource persons and delegates for their graceful presence. The seminar is being organized under the able guidance of Dr. Sapna Nanda, Principal of the college, Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Dean (Patrons) and Dr. Anurag Sankhain and Dr. Sheojee Singh (Conveners of the event).



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