National Curriculum Framework – Guiding PrinciplesThe National Curriculum Framework 2005 layout certain grounding principles on what should be taught and how. It brings attention to the fact that education is not a physical thing that can be delivered by the teacher, but a creative process rooted in the physical and cultural groundwork of the child and nourished through interaction. There is a dynamic process between teacher and child in the construction of knowledge. In this light, the NCF has laid out certain guiding principles to be followed by schools and other educational institutions, to keep in mind the end result of education.
FirstHand Learning upholds the following principles recommended by the NCF in our programs and activities:
Our interactive hands-on learning activities allow them to become leaders in the acquisition of knowledge instead of passive textbook readers. The higher order reasoning skills that children acquire through our workshops assist them in real life situations. Our assessment techniques too grade children according to their individual skills and capabilities, instead of judging or categorizing them.
The NCF Guidelines advise and promote:
What does NCF states at Curriculum Areas:
Content, process and language of science teaching must be commensurate with the learner's age-range and cognitive reach. Science teaching should engage the learners in acquiring methods and processes that will nurture their curiosity and creativity, particularly in relation to the environment. Science teaching should be placed in the wider context of children's environment to equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to enter the world of work.
For details of NCF guidelines, kindly download from Google.