The schools associated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination commonly known as the CISCE are soon expected to come up with a few tweaks in the syllabus, infrastructure, teachers’ training and modernization.
As per a report in the Times of India (TOI), K V Vincent who is the Secretary-Treasurer of Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate (ASISC) stated that, “The way we read, learn, work, communicate and find information have changed drastically in the last few years. The implication of these changes is tremendous in all walks of life. We need to rethink our practices as educators in response to these changes.”
Governor S C Jamir stated further in a report that “Technology has become an inseparable part of education and has come a great way from the parrot like pedagogy, that was prevalent a few years ago. It has helped learning anywhere, anytime. It’s no more limited to classrooms. However, in spite of all this, I would firmly say that technology is never a substitute for a teacher.”
He also added that “There is a crisis of moral values in most walks of life. It is the responsibility of the educational institutions to bring back the values in public as well as private lives,”
There will be a session held in order to talk regarding the various issues such as grades and marks, smart classes, e-learning, emphasis on practical studies in addition to theory, upgradation of laboratories and extracurricular activities, need for a teacher-training center for in-service teachers etc. The plans will also be discussed amongst various people from the ICSE affiliated schools across the country.