National Curriculum Framework 2022 for Foundation Stage by NCERT
National Curriculum Framework 2022
for Foundational Stage 2022 (CBSE & NCERT).
NCERT just released a new curriculum framework for foundation class stage 2022.
All the details of National Curriculum Framework for Foundation Stage 2022 available in pdf form below.
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- National Curriculum Framework for Foundation Stage 2022
About the National Curriculum Framework
The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for the Foundational Stage is developed based on the vision of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and to enable its implementation.
The Foundational Stage refers to children in the age group of 3 to 8 years, across the entire range of diverse institutions in India.
This is the first Stage in the 5+3+3+4 Curricular and Pedagogical
restructuring of School Education as envisioned in NEP 2020.
Curriculum refers to the entirety of the organised experience of students in any institutional setting towards educational aims and objectives.
The elements that constitute and bring to life a Curriculum are numerous, and include goals and objectives, syllabi, content to be taught and learnt, pedagogical practices and assessment, teaching-learning materials, school and classroom practices, learning environment and culture of the institution, and more.
There are other matters that directly affect a Curriculum and its practice or are integrally related while not being within the Curriculum.
These include the Teachers and their capacities, the involvement of parents and communities, issues of access to institutions, resources available, administrative and support structures, and more.
The Curricula across our country must be informed by and be fully responsive to the glorious unity and diversity of India.
The imagination of NEP 2020, where institutions and educators are highly empowered – including to develop Curricula – is energized by this diversity and the nurturing of it.
States have the Constitutional mandate to provide high-quality education to all children, and their own unique State contexts inform their own approaches to Curricula.
A Curriculum Framework must support exactly that – it is a framework to help develop all the diverse Curricula in the country, while enabling consonances and harmony across the country and providing a basis for quality and equity.
Thus, a Curriculum Framework provides the guiding principles, goals, structure, and elements for the development of Curricula, informed by which the syllabi, teaching-learning-materials including play materials, workbooks, textbooks, and assessment methods will be developed by the relevant functionaries including Teachers in the States, Boards, and schools.
Objectives of this NCF
The overarching objective of this NCF is to help in positively transforming the school education system of India as envisioned in NEP 2020, through corresponding positive changes in the curriculum including pedagogy.
In particular, the NCF aims to help change practices in education and not just ideas; indeed, since the word ‘curriculum’ encapsulates the overall experiences that a student has in school, ‘practice.