Delhi schools’ new curriculum on entrepreneurship changing students' mindset

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 6, 2020 13:05 IST

Class on 'Entrepreneurship' started by Delhi government schools has become an interesting class session that the students look forward to.

Class on 'Entrepreneurship', which was started a few months ago by the Delhi government, has become an interesting session that the students look forward to.

Launched for students of Classes 9 to 12, the class involves connecting knowledge to life outside the school. It ensures that learning is shifted away from rote methods.

Developed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), the curriculum is building awareness and knowledge of various aspects of entrepreneurship among the students.

According to an official from the SCERT, "The pedagogy of ‘Entrepreneurship’ class is designed such that understanding and learning happens through active participation of teachers and students. The curriculum includes stories, activities, discussion, and reflection based enquiry. This promotes self-awareness, mindfulness, critical thinking, communication, perspective building, and self-reflection skills." The class has no textbook for the curriculum but only a teacher's manual.

The evaluation of students will be done on the basis of their reflections in the classroom and the teacher's observations. There is no formal examination and will not be evaluative. The aim of the curriculum is to make students creative, confident, and competent.

The main idea behind the curriculum was to instill confidence among the children that after completing their education, they should aspire to be job givers and not job seekers. The class gives an opportunity to students to meet and interact with real-life entrepreneurs and understand their journeys and struggles.

More than 1.5 lakh students from over 500 schools are part of the curriculum. Expressing their excitement, the Class 9 students said, "During the class, we get to do interesting activities. The teachers encourage us to get involved in thinking creatively."

Sisodia constantly monitors the curriculum and talks to the students frequently about the new curriculum. He believes that the 'Entrepreneurship Mindset' is the solution to the problem of unemployment.

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