After instructing schools to arrange discussions among themselves and learn from the best practices of other schools, CBSE has now decided to form groups of 4-6 neighborhood schools that would collaborate on various aspects of teaching, training, and academic reforms. The group of schools thus formed will be 'Hubs of Learning' and will promote a culture of resource sharing among schools.
"The main aim of this collaborative partnership between schools is to create an ecosystem for the schools to effectively take up all round self-improvement. This collaboration will allow not only exposure to best practices, but also the possibility of adaptation or even replication of these practices," says CBSE.
CBSE has also emphasized that small schools with limited resources can teach as much as a large school with several resources.
Through this initiative, schools in an area will be able to share' a repertoire of ideas, instructional and assessment strategies which would help individual teachers to improve classroom practices and contribute to their continuous professional development.'
The areas on which schools are expected to collaborate include academic collaboration, resource sharing, professional development of teachers/staffs, systematic reforms etc.
The Hubs of Learning or HoL must meet frequently, at least once in a month, and have to keep a record of all their activities undertaken jointly.
The Hubs of Learning are expected to go fully functional by July 2019.
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