New Education Policy: Bagless Days To Be Encouraged In Schools
The New Education Policy says that all students will participate in a 10-day bagless period sometime between grades 6 to 8.
The New Education Policy (NEP) proposes exposing at least 50 per cent learners to vocational education. The policy says that students would be exposed to vocational subjects as early as grade 6. NCERT will also frame a practice-based curriculum for Grades 6 to 8.
"Every student will take a fun course, during Grades 6-8, that gives a survey and hands-on experience of a sampling of important vocational crafts, such as carpentry, electric work, metal work, gardening, pottery making, etc., as decided by States and local communities and as mapped by local skilling needs," chalks out the policy.
The policy says that all students will participate in a 10-day bagless period sometime between grades 6 to 8. During this period, the students will intern with local vocational experts such as carpenters, gardeners, potters, artists etc.
NEP also suggests similar internship opportunities to learn vocational subjects throughout grades 6 to 12 including during holiday periods.
Vocational courses will also be made available online keeping in line with the emphasis on online and digital education in the New Education Policy.
As per the new policy, bagless days will be encouraged throughout the year for various types of enrichment activities involving arts, quizzes, sports, and vocational crafts.
School students will also be exposed to outside activities periodically through visits to places of historical, cultural and tourist importance including monuments, museums. Meetings with local artists and craftsmen, and visits to higher educational institutes in their respective village, tehsil, district, or state will also be encouraged.