A day after Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha assured a coverage in 48 hours to ease the burden of homework on college youngsters, the administration on Tuesday got here out with recent pointers limiting each day on-line courses to half-an-hour for pre-primary college students and 90 minutes for major and center college students.
The pointers got here inside 24 hours of Mr Sinha’s instructions to the college training division to come back out with a coverage in 48 hours after a video of a six-year-old lady went viral on social media by which she appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ease the burden of homework.
“The school education department has decided to limit daily online classes for a maximum one and half hours for class 1 to 8, spread across two sessions. For class 9 to 12 online synchronous learning will not be more than 3 hours,” the L-G mentioned on his official Twitter deal with.
He mentioned within the case of the pre-primary college students, the interplay with their lecturers on a given day shall be solely of half-an-hour and in addition requested the lecturers to keep away from assigning homework to college students of courses as much as 5.
“Concerned authorities to ensure the strict implementation. Homework up to class 5th should be avoided. Authorities and schools should plan joyful learning experience engaging parents as well,” he mentioned in one other tweet.
Mr Sinha mentioned the youngsters want extra time to play and work together with mother and father which is “the biggest learning experience a child can have”.
In the recent pointers for courses 1-2, the lecturers have been requested to plan joyful studying experiences for digital/on-line studying as within the case of face-to-face courses.
“Daily life experiences must be shared for enhancing their competency. Give interesting assignments to children such as listening, and reading, stories followed by activities like drawing inferences, adding/changing the climax at the end, picture reading, art and craft, puzzles, simple observation projects, learning new words etc,” the rules issued by Principal Secretary, School Education Department, BK Singh, mentioned.
The lecturers have additionally been requested to often organise temporary and informal conferences with the mother and father and youngsters by video conferencing and provides them an opportunity to relate their emotions and experiences.
“Encourage the parent to document the child’s work through a photo or a short video in order to stay connected to the child’s early learning experience without making it stressful or going for rote learning. Guide parents regarding monitoring TV program viewing, about what cartoons/programs are being watched by children,” the rules mentioned.
For the senior college students, the lecturers have been requested to offer 10-15 minutes break between two consecutive courses for the scholars to clean up, loosen up and re-energise themselves to deal with the subsequent class.
“Encourage peer discussion and interaction during online classes,” they mentioned.
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