The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Center for Creative Learning (CCL) of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) have teamed up to launch 30-30 Eklavya, an interactive online learning program to decode effective implementation of the national program. Educational Policy (NEP) in all schools.
The Eklavya series aims to advance the goal of NEP, which focuses on holistic, experiential, and interdisciplinary education on rote learning. The weekly series aims to foster creativity, innovative thinking, conceptual understanding, interdisciplinary education, problem solving skills, and learning how to learn among school students.
Each live episode will cover the syllabus with interesting examples and stories from the real world. For example, the first episode will talk about Newton’s laws of motion explaining why Neeraj Chopra threw a spear at 36 degrees and the Paris pistol fired the cannonball at 55 degrees even though the textbook says the projectile goes further at 45 degrees.
The episodes will be a mix of scientific and mathematical concepts. An episode on forces will explain the forces acting on a drop of water coming out of a sprinkler and whether it travels in a spiral or on a parabolic path. Another episode will discuss the discovery of Pi in straight lines and how you can find this miraculous number on the trail papers.
The series will also cover other topics such as electricity, magnetism, sound, number systems, basic arithmetic, heat, evolution, cell biology, machinery, friction, optics, pressure, etc.
The Eklavya series will also contain various hands-on activities, projects, and models that aid conceptual understanding of challenging topics, PISA-based thought-provoking questions, tasks that promote creative thinking, and DIY project videos that use local materials to connect. the curriculum with life.
Gaurav Kumar Yadav, CCL Co-Founder, IITGN, said: “The content will be at different levels and will cover topics in the science and math syllabi for grades 6-12. Therefore, students in these grades should take advantage of this opportunity to register and participate for the sake of conceptual clarity and fun learning. This will not only help with exams, but will also prepare students to develop a scientific temperament, better navigate their lives and make informed decisions. “
The 30-30 Eklavya series is scheduled to begin on September 26, 2021 and will air every Sunday from 4-5 p.m., on CCL’s YouTube channel. STEM students, educators, and enthusiasts of all ages can participate for free by registering on the program’s website: ccl.iitgn.ac.in/eklavya. For teachers, successful course completion and homework submission will be considered the equivalent of 30 hours of teacher training / capacity building program by CBSE.