NEP 2020: Education Minister shares glimpses of 'the provisions for Teacher Education'

Union Education Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal shares glimpses of New Education Policy 2020 (NEP 20) means to the Teachers and Teacher-Education. What are the provisions for the Teacher-Education in NEP20?, fairly explained by the Education Minister.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 02, 2020 16:15 IST
NEP 2020: Education Minister shares glimpses of 'the provisions for Teacher Education'
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Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal on Monday shares glimpses of the New Education Policy (NEP20) and the 'Provisions for Teacher Education' it inherits. Education Minister hailing the New Education Policy tweets a short-video elaborating on the role that NEP is going to play for the Teacher Education throughout the country.

According to the Minister, the New Education Policy will define a new-shape in Teacher-Education. "Teacher education is vital in creating a pool of teachers that will shape the next generation of learners. Watch the video to know about the provisions for Teacher Education under NEP 2020", Minister tweets.

Among the provisions that NEP is going to surface for the Teachers' education, Teachers must be grounded in Indian values, languages, knowledge, ethos, and traditions. By 2030, only educationally sound and integrated teacher education programmes shall be in force. Under the NEP20, Govt aims to bring all multidisciplinary universities that will aim to establish education departments that run B.Ed programmes.

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The regulatory system will be empowered to take action against substandard teacher education institutions (TEIs) and all stand-alone TEIs will be required to convert to multidisciplinary institutions by 2030, the message reads.

Admissions to Pre-service teacher preparation courses will be through a suitable subject, aptitude tests. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct these tests keeping in view India's linguistic. However, in-service continuous professional development will continue through existing arrangements. 

In-service continuous professional development for college and university teachers will continue through the existing institutional arrangements and ongoing initiatives; these will be strengthened and substantially expanded to meet the needs of enriched teaching-learning processes for quality education. The use of technology platforms such as SWAYAM/DIKSHA for online training of teachers will be encouraged so that standardized training programmes can be administered to large numbers of teachers within a short span of time.

"Use of Technology platforms such as SWAYAM/ DIKSHA for online training of teachers will be encouraged. National Mission for monitoring will be established with a large pool of outstanding senior/ retired faculty", the message reads.

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As far as 4-year B.Ed is concerned, the 4-year integrated B.Ed offered by such multidisciplinary HEIs will, by 2030, become the minimal degree qualification for school teachers. The 4-year integrated B.Ed. will be a dual-major holistic Bachelor’s degree, in Education as well as a specialized subject such as a language, history, music, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, economics, art, physical education, etc. And beyond the teaching of cutting-edge pedagogy, the teacher education will include grounding in sociology, history, science, psychology, early childhood care, and education, foundational literacy and numeracy, knowledge of India and its values/ethos/art/traditions, and more, NEP reads.

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