A one-day online workshop on “NEP 2020: The Educational Outcomes of 21st Century Schools” was organized by Faculty Development Centre at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, (SMVDU) on 30th October 2021 for schoolteachers and academic coordinators in which more than hundred and fifty participants from various schools of Jammu and Kashmir and other states of the country participated and got benefitted.
The workshop was inaugurated by the Chief Guest and VC, SMVDU, Padma Shree Prof R.K Sinha. In his address, he underlined the fundamental value of school education.Dr. Ratna Chandra, Member FDC and Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the dignitaries, special invitee guests and the participants. She highlighted the importance of organizing such workshops. Dr.Suparn K. Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Management and Chairperson, FDC focussed on the changing dynamics of the education system in modern times and stressed upon the skilful training of the students.
The special invitee guests of the event were: Dr. Deep Khare, Principal, Jodhamal Public School Jammu; Madam Rohini Aima, Principal, Jammu Sanskriti School; Madam Renu Khurdi, Principal, J&K Police Public School, Jammu and Madam Manikarnika Sharma, Headmistress, Delhi Public School, Katra.
While explaining NEP 2020, the speakers focussed on the fact that it is not the policy that brings change, rather it is the classroom education that does so. They highlighted the vision of NEP 2020 which attempts to provide equitable knowledge regarding culture, inclusion and developing skills. Prof. Renu Nanda, Head, Department of Education, University of Jammu talked on the topic ‘Explaining NEP 2020 to School Teachers’. She discussed that the schools need to be ultidisciplinary institutes, teaching and practising core moral values. Ms. Sapna Makan, Delhi State Teacher Awardee from Bal Bharti Public School, Rohini Delhi, talked about ‘the Golden Triangle in NEP 2020: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment’ in which she highlighted the sustainable development goals of NEP 2020, seeking to ensure inclusive and equitable vibrant knowledge society. Prof. Nandita Shukla Singh, Department of Education, Panjab University spoke on the topic ‘NEP 2020: Empowering the School Teachers’.The workshop was concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sonika Gupta, Co-coordinator of the workshop. The workshop proceedings were moderated by Ms. Sakshi Singh, Faculty from the School of Languages and Literature, SMVDU and managed by Mr. Himmat Raj Sharma and Dr. Vishnu Gupta members of the organising committee.