Bhutan schools to adopt Delhi government's Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework
Calling it a matter of great pride for the Delhi Government, Sisodia added that the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum will now reach students beyond the borders of India.
Delhi Government's EMC Model in Bhutan
Delhi government's Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC) framework introduced in schools is gaining a lot of attention in Bhutan. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia informed that Bhutan has shown keen interest in adopting the Delhi government's Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC) framework. Informing about the aim behind this collaboration, the minister said, is to inculcate an entrepreneurship mindset among Bhutanese students and prepare them for future challenges. The discussion took place during an orientation meeting held with officials from Bhutan's education department in the presence of dignitaries from the Himalayan nation.
Calling it a matter of great pride for the Delhi Government that the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum will now reach students beyond the borders of India, Sisodia added, "This collaboration will further strengthen the bilateral relationships between the two countries. It will give us an opportunity to learn from revolutionary ideas of Bhutan’s education department as well in the field of student assessment, inclusive education and curriculum design.”
The minister also informed that the Delhi government has been learning a lot from Bhutan ever since the Happiness Curriculum was launched. "We are deeply inspired by the Bhutan government and the importance that they give to the happiness of Bhutan residents. Drafting of the EMC was the second step of our Happiness Curriculum with a goal to develop a happy and economically sound nation," he said.
Delhi government’s EMC model makes children economically well-informed
EMC was launched in Bhutan schools last year, they saw a great opportunity to learn from the Delhi government’s EMC model, and the world’s largest student-led startup programme 'Business Blasters', officials of the Bhutan education department informed.
"Covid has been devastating for all of us and has taught us lessons of uncertainties. In such a situation it is important for us to teach our children to become professionally sound and prepare them to beat any challenge in life. Curriculum like EMC will help our students to improve their skills, thought processes, and ideas so that they can support themselves and the country," said Wangpo Tenzin, Officiating Director, Department of Curriculum and Professional Development, Ministry of Education, Bhutan.
Delhi government’s framework for EMC helps in making children economically well-informed, he said. "I strongly believe that this collaboration will be an opportunity for Bhutanese teachers to learn about pedagogical practices to successfully inculcate entrepreneurship mindset among students in the country," he added.