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1 RMSA Rajeev Katyal Director - Education 1 Effective Use of Digital Content for Secondary Education

2 Secondary Education in India Secondary Education -jumping board for a career and for higher education 5.8 million do not continue to class 11 and 2.5 million do not continue to higher education GER – 52.26 % at secondary and 28.54 % at higher secondary level Drop out rates reach 61.59 % by class 10, pass percentage 68% at class 10 and 71% at class 12 level Access and Quality the two objectives Secondary schools within 5 km radius and higher secondary schools within 7-10 km radius Solving Access & Enrolment a Primary Concern – Universal enrolment by 2017 Quality General Education and Vocational Education two areas of educational attention Secondary Education -jumping board for a career and for higher education 5.8 million do not continue to class 11 and 2.5 million do not continue to higher education GER – 52.26 % at secondary and 28.54 % at higher secondary level Drop out rates reach 61.59 % by class 10, pass percentage 68% at class 10 and 71% at class 12 level Access and Quality the two objectives Secondary schools within 5 km radius and higher secondary schools within 7-10 km radius Solving Access & Enrolment a Primary Concern – Universal enrolment by 2017 Quality General Education and Vocational Education two areas of educational attention 2

3 Problem Growing every year Primary/Junior Middle/Senior Higher Secondary Higher Education 130 MM 51MM 36 MM 12 M College Graduates Source: MHRD Sources: MHRD; National Sample Survey Report No. 439 & 505: 12 MM 8.3 Mm Vanishing from formal education and scouting for a job Class 10 has 12.2 million students 3 Years of Higher Education Class 12 will have approx. 6.4 M 3.9 M Graduate every year 3.9 M college students looking for Jobs Only 3.9 M go for Higher Education High drop out rates increase need for vocational training for Employability Approx. 12 M getting added per year without Vocational Skills and looking for job Employability problem can be handled either DURING schools and colleges OR can be handled AFTER college education 3

4 Objectives of Digitization in Education Promote the usage of ICT especially in Higher Secondary and Secondary Government Schools including widespread availability of access devices, connectivity to the Internet Enrichment of existing curriculum and pedagogy by employing ICT tools for teaching and learning. To ensure the availability of quality content on-line and through access devices both in the private sector and by SIETs. To enable students to acquire skills needed for the Digital world for higher studies and gainful employment. Promote critical thinking and analytical skills by developing self-learning. This shall transform the classroom environment from teacher-centric to student-centric learning. 4

5 Where is India right now? A Reality Check on Gearing up for the 21 st Century 5

6 Super-Connectors (BDD GenWorld 2006) 6

7 Educational Technology Use in the Strongest Economies Technology Counts 2004, 9 7

8 Stages for ICT in Education – A Framework StagesUnderdevelopedDevelopedFunctioningStrategicEmbedded VisionNo expressed vision to use ICT More stress on acquisition of ICT No stress on use of ICT in learning Recognize use of ICT in learning Careful budgeting for ICT Clear recognition of potential of ICT in learning Anticipates future developments inn ICT for teaching and learning Teaching & Learning No curriculum integration of ICT Teachers use ICT minimally Few children have ICT skills Support for integration of ICT in learning ICT replaces traditional methods superficially Some children have ICT skills ICT led teaching in most curriculum areas Many teachers use ICT in teaching Many children have ICT skills ICT integrated into all areas of teaching and learning Most teachers have ICT skills Most children have ICT skills Regular debates on more effective use of ICT all staff use ICT as regular instructional methodology all children have high level of ICT skills Administr ation no administrative systems use ICT No use of ICT in children assessment Administrative systems exist in ICT but unrelated Some staff use for recording assessment Integrated ICT based administrative systems Many staff use ICT for recording assessment ICT in administration integrated to vision Most staff use technology for assessment High order of integration in ICT based integration All staff and students integrated in ICT based assessment Resources Teaching learning spaces not designed to use ICT impulsive procurement zero access to networks no technical support limited use of environment for ICT limited planning for procurement of ICT some access to networks Inadequate tech support Some teaching areas created for use of ICT discrete use of virtual environment reliable access to networks adequate technical support Most spaces support use of ICT in teaching Procurement follows best practices Efficient access to networks Effective technical support Innovative designs for use of ICT all contribute to virtual learning innovative practices specialist staff for support 8

9 Where does India stand? StageUnderde veloped DevelopedFunctionalStrategicEmbedded Vision Teaching & Learning Administration Resources 21 st Century 9

10 Where do we start? First challenge is Access > expanding current secondary schools, upgrading upper primary schools, building new schools Providing infrastructure within schools Challenge of providing teachers> providing curriculum knowledge> improving teaching skills> providing ICT skills> providing skills of ICT based teaching < 1/3 rd schools out of total have IT labs Proposition is to have 10 PC IT labs with internet connectivity in schools Emphasis on Digital Literacy and IT skills Need more evidence of putting ICT in class rooms for curriculum Many versions/ vendors available for providing ICT based curriculum CIET/ SIETs gearing up Make vocational training both a means of enhancing enrolment and quality of education 10

11 What should Education Planners in India do? Reality check of where we are and how do we proceed from stage to stage Categorize schools/ states into stages and exercise the following choices; Bring all secondary and higher secondary schools to one stage and proceed there on Categorize schools into stages and make each school move up stage by stage Option A - Get a single IT lab in all schools for classes 9 to 12, where possible broadband, do only IT literacy and IT subjects for all children Option B – Bring in vocational skills > life skills, communication skills > soft skills alongside IT skills Option C – make a determined effort to get ICT into curriculum, smart class rooms at each class level in all schools, all teachers trained on ICT, ICT based pedagogy Option A > Option B > Option C 11

12 Stages wise development of Digitization in Indian Education StagesDevelopedFunctionalStrategicEmbedded VisionStress on acquisition of ICT skills by students in learning Introduce use of ICT in curriculum Widespread usage of ICT in curriculum Anticipate and imbibe future developments in ICT for teaching and learning Teaching and Learning Teachers acquire ICT skills Children follow an ICT curriculum for Digital Literacy and Advanced IT skills Simple vocational skills taught using ICT ICT led teaching in most curriculum areas Many teachers use ICT in teaching Many children have ICT skills Vocational skills in many areas taught using ICT ICT integrated into all areas of teaching and learning Most teachers have ICT skills All children have ICT skills Regular debates on more effective use of ICT all staff use ICT as regular instructional methodology all children have high level of ICT skills Resources ICT labs and connectivity in all schools One smart class room for each class levels Each class a smart class room Innovative designs for use of ICT all contribute to virtual learning 12

13 The Global Agenda for Children: Learning for the 21st Century In order for the world to survive and prosper in the new century, people will need to learn more and learn differently. A child entering the new century will likely face more risks and uncertainties and will need to gain more knowledge and master more skills than any generation before. Shaeffer, Dykstra, Irvine, Pigozzi, & Torres, 2000 13

14 21 st Century Skills 14

15 What is an Appropriate Solution? High quality, core-curriculum products correlated to the CBSE syllabus in Maths, English, and science Various methods of classroom delivery: interactive white boards, projector, computer lab, LCD TV Blended teaching approach: software designed to be used in conjunction with teachers’ textbooks or directly with the syllabi A management system for teachers and school administration (optional) Interactive whiteboard tools and activities that supplement and extend classroom learning and which are designed also as standalone activities (classroom/maths lab/science lab) Teacher training for ICT-led curriculum education 15

16 Components for 21 st Century Skills for Knowledge Economy: Core Subjects Learning and Thinking Skills ICT Literacy Life Skills 21 st Century Content 21 st Century Skills Framework 16

17 Four pillars of Digital Content The CoreThinking and Learning Skills Life Skills21 st Century Content Literacy: Language skills Reading and writing Foreign languages Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills Leadership Ethics Global Awareness Mathematics: Numeric Analytics Application Creativity & Innovation Skills Accountability Adaptability Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy Sciences: Applied / Life Application Innovation Communication & Information Skills Personal Productivity Personal Responsibility Civic Literacy Social and Societal: History/Geography/ Environmental Civics Community Living Collaboration SkillsPeople SkillsHealth & Wellness Awareness Economics: Family/Community/Regional/ National/Global Self Direction Social Responsibility Arts: Music/Drama/ Fine Arts 17

18 Learning Gateway 18


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