Training ministry releases tips for folks to facilitate kids’s home-based studying

NEW DELHI: The Union’s Ministry of Education published guidelines on Saturday for parents and carers on how to support children and facilitate their learning at home when schools are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The guidelines emphasized the need for parents to create a safe, engaging and positive learning environment for children, to have realistic expectations of them, to take care of their health and to ensure a healthy diet and also to have fun, a statement said Ministry.

In a tweet, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the ‘Guidelines for Parents’ Involvement in Home Learning During School Closures and Beyond ‘had been drawn up “for parents and carers to provide information on’ why ‘,’ What ‘to give and’ instructions on how to participate in assisting children during school closings, regardless of literacy level ‘.


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“I firmly believe that a home is the first school and parents are the first teachers. In this pandemic, the role of parents is critical to children’s growth and learning, ”he tweeted.

These guidelines are aimed not only at parents, but also caregivers, other family members, grandparents, community members, and older siblings who are committed to the children’s welfare.

The activities proposed in the guidelines correspond to the different levels of school education under the National Education Policy 2020, according to the ministry’s statement.

Age-appropriate art activities were categorized according to the 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 system, e.g. B. Foundation Stage (ages 3 to 8 years); Preparatory phase (age 8 to 11 years); Intermediate stage (ages 11-14 years); and secondary stage: From adolescent to adult (ages 14-18 years).

The activities are simple and suggestive and can be adapted and adapted to local needs and contexts. The guidelines recognize the role of art as therapy for children under stress or trauma, the statement said.

“They (guidelines) also make a point of improving children’s learning by monitoring and addressing their learning gaps.”

The cooperation between parents and teachers in documenting and reflecting on the learning progress of children is important for both teachers and parents, according to the statement by the Ministry of Education.

The guidelines also recommend schools to involve parents by providing information and ideas to assist students with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, planning and involvement in school decisions.

Resources have been made available for children with special needs for parents to explore. A separate chapter has been added to the guidelines for supporting parents with little or no literacy. Schools, teachers and volunteers can take suggestive steps to support parents who cannot fully read, the statement said.


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